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Amy Lowell - In Darkness

Must all of worth be travailled for, and those
Life's brightest stars rise from a troubled sea?
Must years go by in sad uncertainty
Leaving us doubting whose the conquering blows,
Are we or Fate the victors?  Time which shows
All inner meanings will reveal, but we
Shall never know the upshot.  Ours to be
Wasted with longing, shattered in the throes,
The agonies of splendid dreams, which day
Dims from our vision, but each night brings back;
We strive to hold their grandeur, and essay
To be the thing we dream.  Sudden we lack
The flash of insight, life grows drear and gray,
And hour follows hour, nerveless, slack.

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Poet: Amy Lowell
Poem: 10. In Darkness
Volume: A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass
- Sonnets

Comment 2 of 2, added on February 18th, 2009 at 12:21 PM.

this poem is amazing and it made me realize some things i never would have if i had never read this poem. I truly am "In Darkness"!!!

Kassie from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on April 14th, 2005 at 12:51 PM.

Yeah uhhh you have a speeling error in the first sentence "travailed" is only spelled with one L. I just thought I would mention it to you.

mitchell from United States

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