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Amy Lowell - Leisure

Leisure, thou goddess of a bygone age,
When hours were long and days sufficed to hold
Wide-eyed delights and pleasures uncontrolled
By shortening moments, when no gaunt presage
Of undone duties, modern heritage,
Haunted our happy minds; must thou withhold
Thy presence from this over-busy world,
And bearing silence with thee disengage
Our twined fortunes?  Deeps of unhewn woods
Alone can cherish thee, alone possess
Thy quiet, teeming vigor.  This our crime:
Not to have worshipped, marred by alien moods
That sole condition of all loveliness,
The dreaming lapse of slow, unmeasured time.

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Leisure - Comments and Information

Poet: Amy Lowell
Poem: 1. Leisure
Volume: A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass
- Sonnets
Poem of the Day: Oct 26 2010

Comment 3 of 3, added on January 26th, 2006 at 5:05 PM.

WOw! what an amazing poem by such an inspiring author!

janie from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on January 26th, 2005 at 7:35 PM.

Delightful poem indeed. Thank you.

Rao from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on November 12th, 2004 at 9:28 PM.

Leisure is a beutiful poem by a very pronound author. I enjoyed this poem very much and plan to use it for my project. so thankyou to this website and to Amy Lowell.

hannah from United States

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