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

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Comment 3 of 4, added on January 26th, 2006 at 5:05 PM.

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Comment 2 of 4, added on January 26th, 2005 at 7:35 PM.

Delightful poem indeed. Thank you.

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