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Amy Lowell - Irony

An arid daylight shines along the beach
Dried to a grey monotony of tone,
And stranded jelly-fish melt soft upon
The sun-baked pebbles, far beyond their reach
Sparkles a wet, reviving sea.  Here bleach
The skeletons of fishes, every bone
Polished and stark, like traceries of stone,
The joints and knuckles hardened each to each.
And they are dead while waiting for the sea,
The moon-pursuing sea, to come again.
Their hearts are blown away on the hot breeze.
Only the shells and stones can wait to be
Washed bright.  For living things, who suffer pain,
May not endure till time can bring them ease.

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Poet: Amy Lowell
Poem: 15. Irony
Volume: Sword Blades & Poppy Seed
- Sword Blades
Poem of the Day: Jun 24 2004

Comment 1 of 1, added on December 6th, 2005 at 3:52 PM.

yes im the first to comment


mr magoo from Bolivia

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