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).


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

March 1917
 Amy  Lowell


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 . . .

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SUBJECT Relationships, Love, Romantic Love

POET’S REGION U.S., New England


Poetic Terms Imagist

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