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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 7 of 7, 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. :)

jollyfan from United States
Comment 6 of 7, added on December 2nd, 2008 at 2:53 PM.

i love dis poem soo much! it means alot

niamh from Ireland
Comment 5 of 7, added on April 6th, 2006 at 9:07 AM.

this poem is great i really liked it :D im using it for my school project

ANgelarific from United States

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