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Amy Lowell - A Fixed Idea

What torture lurks within a single thought
When grown too constant, and however kind,
However welcome still, the weary mind
Aches with its presence.  Dull remembrance taught
Remembers on unceasingly; unsought
The old delight is with us but to find
That all recurring joy is pain refined,
Become a habit, and we struggle, caught.
You lie upon my heart as on a nest,
Folded in peace, for you can never know
How crushed I am with having you at rest
Heavy upon my life.  I love you so
You bind my freedom from its rightful quest.
In mercy lift your drooping wings and go.

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Poet: Amy Lowell
Poem: 17. A Fixed Idea
Volume: A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass
- Sonnets

Comment 1 of 1, added on January 31st, 2013 at 3:10 PM.

i love to get stoned bro

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