Who is Amy Lowell

Amy Lawrence Lowell (February 9, 1874 – May 12, 1925) was an American poet of the imagist school, which promoted a return to classical values. She posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926.


Amy Lowell was born on February 9, 1874, in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Augustus Lowell and Katherine Bigelow Lowell. A member of the Brahmin Lowell family, her siblings included the astronomer Percival Lowell, the educator and legal scholar Abbott Lawrence Lowell, and Elizabeth Lowell Putnam, an early activist for prenatal care. They were the great-grandchildren of John Lowell and, on their mother's side, the grandchildren of Abbott Lawrence.School was a source of considerable despair for the young Amy Lowell. She considered herself to ...
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Amy Lowell Poems

  • Malmaison

    How the slates of the roof sparkle in the sun, over there, over there,
    beyond the high wall! How quietly the Seine runs in loops and windings, ...
  • To A Husband
    Brighter than fireflies upon the Uji River
    Are your words in the dark, Beloved.

  • Aliens
    The chatter of little people
    Breaks on my purpose
    Like the water-drops which slowly wear the rocks to powder.
    And while I laugh ...
  • Two Lacquer Prints
    The Emperor's Garden

    ONCE, in the sultry heat of midsummer,
    An Emperor caused the miniature mountains in his garden ...
  • Women's Harvest Song
    I am waving a ripe sunflower,
    I am scattering sunflower pollen to the four world-quarters.
    I am joyful because of my melons,
    I am joyful because of my beans, ...
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Great 121 Long 100 Night 92 White 91 Sun 89 Heart 86 Wind 81 Away 80 Blue 78 Light 76

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362t: "when you came, you were like red wine and honey, and the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness." amy lowell
Dcabba1: amy lowell poetry travelling scholarship
Pickover: "a place is nothing, not even space, unless at its heart a figure stands." ~amy lowell i created this illustration using a non-human intelligence, craiyon, with additional post-processing. this collaborative process produces "paintings" that give me a sense of mystic transport.
Ave_o_eva: como elizabeth siddall, amy lowell, may wedderburn cannan, jessie pope, margaret sackville, mary eleanor wilkins freeman, constance fennimore woolson, alice french, alice brown, elizabeth stuart phelps, jennie marx, kate chopin, mary austin o polly adler, entre otras. +
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Emily Dickinson Poem
The waters chased him as he fled
 by Emily Dickinson


The waters chased him as he fled,
Not daring look behind-
A billow whispered in his Ear,
“Come home with me, my friend-
My parlor is of shriven glass,
My pantry has a fish

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