After the fierce midsummer all ablaze
Has burned itself to ashes, and expires
In the intensity of its own fires,
There come the mellow, mild, St. Martin days
Crowned with the calm of peace, but sad with haze.
So after Love has led us, till he tires
Of his own throes, and torments, and desires,
Comes large-eyed Friendship: with a restful gaze.
He beckons us to follow, and across
Cool verdant vales we wander free from care.
Is it a touch of frost lies in the air?
Why are we haunted with a sense of loss?
We do not wish the pain back, or the heat;
And yet, and yet, these days are incomplete.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Ella Wheeler Wilcox's poem Friendship After Love

3 Comments

  1. Tiffanie says:

    Nice poem and it relates and it jus brings me back to my memories sweet poem look at mine!

  2. got JESUS 7 says:

    man what this poem is like is talking about my last relation but is beutiful

  3. queen p says:

    I love this poem because it maintain to happen in real life.

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