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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Second Book of Modern Verse.  1922.
 
A Lady
 
Amy Lowell (1874–1925)
 
 
YOU 1 are beautiful and faded
Like an old opera tune
Played upon a harpsichord;
Or like the sun-flooded silks
Of an eighteenth-century boudoir.        5
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.        10
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.        15
Gather it up from the dust,
That its sparkle may amuse you.
 
Note 1. Reprinted by permission of the publishers, from Sword Blades and Poppy Seed, by Amy Lowell. Copyright, 1914, by The Macmillan Company. [back]
 

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