A Lover

By Amy Lowell 1874–1925 Amy Lowell
If I could catch the green lantern of the firefly
I could see to write you a letter.

Originally published in Poetry, March 1917.

Source: Poetry (March 1917).

MORE FROM THIS ISSUE

This poem originally appeared in the March 1917 issue of Poetry magazine

March 1917
 Amy  Lowell

Biography

An oft-quoted remark attributed to poet Amy Lowell applies to both her determined personality and her sense of humor: "God made me a business woman," Lowell is reported to have quipped, "and I made myself a poet." During a career that spanned just over a dozen years, she wrote and published over 650 poems, yet scholars cite Lowell's tireless efforts to awaken American readers to contemporary trends in poetry as her more . . .

Continue reading this biography

Poem Categorization

SUBJECT Relationships, Love, Romantic Love

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Imagist

Poetic Terms Imagist

Report a problem with this poem


Your results will be limited to content that appeared in Poetry magazine.

Search Every Issue of Poetry

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

This poem has learning resources.

This poem is good for children.

This poem has related video.

This poem has related audio.