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In A Minor Key

Rating: 2.8
(AN ECHO FROM A LARGER LYRE.)


That was love that I had before
Years ago, when my heart was young;
Ev'ry smile was a gem you wore;
Ev'ry word was a sweet song sung.

You came--all my pulses burn'd and beat.
(O sweet wild throbs of an early day!)
You went--with the last dear sound of your feet
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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 September 2019
I cite here one more stanza, the final, I regard all are most beautifully thought and worded: But, ere I could reach you where you lay, Must strength and substance and honour spend; Journey long journeys by night and day- Somehow, I think I should come, my friend! True mesmerizing and she captured all loveliest. A most deserving CLASSIC Poem Of The Day, Hurray! Once again my CONGRATULATIONS for her family. God´s Blessings!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 September 2019
Fourteen stanzas long, all stanzas of the same beauty and best end rhymes, this lady shows much talent and much attention for the written word, enjoyed all stanzas and I have chosen one to cite here: And yet- and yet- I scarce can tell why (As I said, we are riddles and hard to read) , If the world went ill with you, and I Could help with a hidden hand your need; Truly enjoyed such talented gift of Amy Levy. CONGRATULATIONS for the family.
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Benjamin Uy 19 September 2019
Love is the deepest emotion well in our life, The greatest contrasts between major and minor keys, Love beyond splendor and squalor, The grand orchestra we are attending, Great poem from the poet
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Practicing Poetess 19 September 2019
'Soul has its tones and its semitones, Mind has its major and minor keys.' Classic poetry. A fitting choice for Poem of the Day! A fitting choice for Poem of the Day
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Dr Antony Theodore 19 September 2019
hat was love that I had before Years ago, when my heart was young; Ev'ry smile was a gem you wore; Ev'ry word was a sweet song sung.... doomed to part. pain suffering separation. very fine poem.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 19 September 2019
Ev'ry smile was a gem you wore; Ev'ry word was a sweet song sung.......much impressive with lofty theme, It is glad that this poem has been selected as the poem of the day for second time.
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Tamara Beryl Latham 19 September 2019
Beautiful rhyming poem, Amy. Bravo!
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Ratnakar Mandlik 19 September 2019
Love in young age and when the person is old and matured depicted with it's intensity and colorful facets. A brilliant classic deserving classic of the day.
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Kingsley Egbukole 19 September 2019
A beautiful love poem. Kingsley Egbukole
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Paul Brookes 19 September 2019
There is a feeling of a 'Love that dare not speak its name.' and one wonders if there is a strain of surpressed homosexuality in the poem. Having said that it is such beautiful and heart rending piece that can be read on many levels with much hidden meaning.
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Jim Hogg 19 September 2019
I'd go further, Paul. It's bravely exposed imv. There would have been little doubt about what she was revealing in the circles she moved in, in those very constrained times.
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