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Amy Lowell - 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,
We only watch their glad, early start.
Freighted with hope,
Crimsoned with joy,
We scatter the leaves of our opening rose;
Their widening scope,
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.
We alone stay
While years hurry on,
The flower fared forth, though its fragrance still stays.

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Poet: Amy Lowell
Poem: 5. Petals
Volume: A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass
- Lyrical Poems
Poem of the Day: Jul 20 2011

Comment 9 of 9, added on February 4th, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

HqBVB0 Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

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Comment 8 of 9, added on August 4th, 2014 at 5:50 PM.

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Comment 7 of 9, added on April 28th, 2009 at 5:46 PM.

OMG is poem got me like addicted to it!!!! I literally just used this poem for my project, too! I kept feeling as if it meant something "special." I also think that this poem is better for a mother and father who have children. :)

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