Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | August 9, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: Petals

by Amy Lowell (1874 – 1925).

 

Petals

 

Life is a stream                                                                  

On which we strew

Petal by petal the flower of our heart;

The end lost in dream,

They float past our view,                                                                      5

We only watch their glad, early start.

 

Freighted with hope,

Crimsoned with joy,

We scatter the leaves of our opening rose;

Their widening scope,                                                                         10

Their distant employ,

We never shall know.  And the stream as it flows

Sweeps them away,

Each one is gone

Ever beyond into infinite ways.                                                        15

We alone stay

While years hurry on,

The flower fared forth, though its fragrance still stays.

 

Notes:

http://www.poemofquotes.com/amylowell/

http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/g_l/amylowell/lowell.htm

 

 

 

 

 


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