Autumn

By Amy Lowell 1874–1925 Amy Lowell
All day I have watched the purple vine leaves
Fall into the water.
And now in the moonlight they still fall,
But each leaf is fringed with silver.

Source: Poetry (September 1919).

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This poem originally appeared in the September 1919 issue of Poetry magazine

September 1919
 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 . . .

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Poem Categorization

SUBJECT Nature, Fall

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Imagist

Poetic Terms Free Verse, Imagist

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