Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
September 17th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 278,943 comments.
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.

Share |

Added: Feb 1 2004 | Viewed: 7544 times | Comments and analysis of A Lady by Amy Lowell Comments (3)

A Lady - Comments and Information

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

Comment 3 of 3, added on July 18th, 2014 at 8:33 PM.
YbkLkyXBxueFadXdXH

WdJAjm Im obliged for the blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

crorkservice from Tonga
Comment 2 of 3, 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
Comment 1 of 3, added on April 12th, 2006 at 8:47 AM.

this poem makes me hungry for some candy

sam from United States

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, A Lady, has received 3 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Lowell Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore