Amy Lowell

(9 February 1874 – 12 May 1925 / Boston, Massachusetts)

A Little Song

Poem by Amy Lowell

When you, my Dear, are away, away,
How wearily goes the creeping day.
A year drags after morning, and night
Starts another year of candle light.
O Pausing Sun and Lingering Moon!
Grant me, I beg of you, this boon.

Whirl round the earth as never sun
Has his diurnal journey run.
And, Moon, slip past the ladders of air
In a single flash, while your streaming hair
Catches the stars and pulls them down
To shine on some slumbering Chinese town.
O Kindly Sun! Understanding Moon!
Bring evening to crowd the footsteps of noon.

But when that long awaited day
Hangs ripe in the heavens, your voyaging stay.
Be morning, O Sun! with the lark in song,
Be afternoon for ages long.
And, Moon, let you and your lesser lights
Watch over a century of nights.


Comments about A Little Song by Amy Lowell

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (7/7/2020 10:49:00 PM)

    The longing for the dear one prolongs the passing of time. A beautifully conceived sweet little song well deserving classic poem of the day.(Report)Reply

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  • Juliet LanguedocJuliet Languedoc (7/7/2020 6:32:00 PM)

    Wow! I love it! Amy it creates imaginative emotions of longing. Lovely!(Report)Reply

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  • Deepak S S (7/7/2020 2:13:00 PM)

    WOnderful poem with fantastic line: And, Moon, let you and your lesser lights
    Watch over a century of nights.(Report)Reply

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  • Danish Sarfraz (7/7/2020 2:41:00 AM)

    The poem is really fascinating and as far as it rhyme scheme is concerned that is superb. Thanks for sharing such piece of literature.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (7/7/2020 1:16:00 AM)

    Moon, slip past the ladders of air
    In a single flash, while your streaming hair
    Catches the stars and pulls them down
    To shine on some slumbering Chinese town.
    Very good poem. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/28/2018 2:40:00 AM)

    let you and your lesser lights
    Watch over a century of nights.(Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (2/9/2017 9:08:00 PM)

    A little song that is a sweet song!(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/9/2017 9:51:00 AM)

    Footsteps. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Namratha Swamy (2/9/2017 9:48:00 AM)

    Has gone through the poem umpteen times and still feels fresh! Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (2/9/2017 6:30:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem
    'But when that long awaited day
    Hangs ripe in the heavens, your voyaging stay.'
    is a very nice quote.
    Thanks for sharing and congrats.(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (2/9/2017 3:55:00 AM)

    a poem full of wishful thoughts.(Report)Reply

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  • Linet SabastianLinet Sabastian (2/9/2017 3:07:00 AM)

    A well written poem. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (2/9/2017 12:30:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for posting this poem....(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003