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Amy Lowell - A Lady

You are beautiful and faded
Like an old opera tune
Played upon a harpsichord;
Or like the sun-flooded silks
Of an eighteenth-century boudoir.
In your eyes
Smoulder the fallen roses of out-lived minutes,
And the perfume of your soul
Is vague and suffusing,
With the pungence of sealed spice-jars.
Your half-tones delight me,
And I grow mad with gazing
At your blent colours.
My vigour is a new-minted penny,
Which I cast at your feet.
Gather it up from the dust,
That its sparkle may amuse you.

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Poet: Amy Lowell
Poem: 17. A Lady
Volume: Sword Blades & Poppy Seed
- Poppy Seed
Poem of the Day: Mar 28 2013

Comment 4 of 4, added on December 18th, 2014 at 12:33 AM.
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Comment 3 of 4, added on July 18th, 2014 at 8:33 PM.
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WdJAjm Im obliged for the blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

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Comment 2 of 4, added on April 26th, 2007 at 1:57 PM.

This poem is so sweet. If a guy were to say these sorts of things to any girl they would love him. it shows that she saw what was truly a part of the person she loved.

Carlene from United States

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