Harriet Monroe

(23 December 1860 – 26 September 1936 / Chicago, Illinois)

I Love My Life, But Not Too Well - Poem by Harriet Monroe

I love my life, but not too well
To give it to thee like a flower,
So it may pleasure thee to dwell
Deep in its perfume but an hour.
I love my life, but not too well.

I love my life, but not too well
To sing it note by note away,
So to thy soul the song may tell
The beauty of the desolate day.
I love my life, but not too well.

I love my life, but not too well
To cast it like a cloak on thine,
Against the storms that sound and swell
Between thy lonely heart and mine.
I love my life, but not too well.


Comments about I Love My Life, But Not Too Well by Harriet Monroe

  • (1/27/2016 4:24:00 AM)

    A beautiful love song and a melody, fast flowing like a rivulet in mountainous terrain. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012



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