Amy Levy

(1861 - 10 September 1889 / London)

Straw In The Street - Poem by Amy Levy

Straw in the street where I pass to-day
Dulls the sound of the wheels and feet.
'Tis for a failing life they lay
Straw in the street.

Here, where the pulses of London beat,
Someone strives with the Presence grey;
Ah, is it victory or defeat?

The hurrying people go their way,
Pause and jostle and pass and greet;
For life, for death, are they treading, say
Straw in the street?


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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