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Amy Lowell - Hero-Worship

A face seen passing in a crowded street,
A voice heard singing music, large and free;
And from that moment life is changed, and we
Become of more heroic temper, meet
To freely ask and give, a man complete
Radiant because of faith, we dare to be
What Nature meant us.  Brave idolatry
Which can conceive a hero!  No deceit,
No knowledge taught by unrelenting years,
Can quench this fierce, untamable desire.
We know that what we long for once achieved
Will cease to satisfy.  Be still our fears;
If what we worship fail us, still the fire
Burns on, and it is much to have believed.

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Hero-Worship - Comments and Information

Poet: Amy Lowell
Poem: 9. Hero-Worship
Volume: A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass
- Sonnets
Poem of the Day: Feb 27 2011

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