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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Ltd64219: happiness to some is elation to others it is mere stagnation.,amy lowell,happiness,
Muku18290: for books are more than books, they are the lifethe very heart and core of ages past,the reason why men lived and worked and died,the essence and quintessence of their lives.,amy lowell,books, poetry,
Midnite_pen: رشتو vernal equinox amy lowell - 1874-1925 1/2 the scent of hyacinths, like a pale mist, lies between me and my book; and the south wind, washing through the room, makes the candles quiver. my nerves sting at a spatter of rain on the shutter,
Rgtrendsetter: take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils. -amy lowell starmagiclounge withralphgail
Ralphgailteamtp: take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils. -amy lowell writers write. dreamers talk about it. -jerry b. jenkins starmagiclounge withralphgail
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The Light That Is Felt
 by John Greenleaf Whittier

A tender child of summers three,
Seeking her little bed at night,
Paused on the dark stair timidly.
'Oh, mother! Take my hand,' said she,
'And then the dark will all be light.'

We older children grope our way
From dark behind to dark before;

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