Amy Lowell, American Poet ( February 9, 1874 - May 12, 1925 )

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Moon! Moon! I am prone before you. Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.~Amy Lowell

Alone Loneliness Moon

I am tired, beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you; of squeezing it into little ink drops, and posting it. And I scald alone, here, under the fire of the great moon.~Amy Lowell

Alone Heart Great

Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.~Amy Lowell

Hate Place Descending

You are ice and fire the touch of you burns my hands like snow.~Amy Lowell

Fire Hands You

Youth condemns; maturity condones.~Amy Lowell

Youth Maturity Condemns

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.~Amy Lowell

Art Personality Man

In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern.~Amy Lowell

Science Literature Always

For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.~Amy Lowell

Life Heart Past

All books are either dreams or swords, you can cut, or you can drug, with words.~Amy Lowell

Dreams Words You

Let us be of cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.~Amy Lowell

Cheer Remembering Let Us

Time! Joyless emblem of the greed of millions, robber of the best which earth can give.~Amy Lowell

Time Best Earth

A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for the next generation of men.~Amy Lowell

Man Men Generation

Happiness, to some, elation; Is, to others, mere stagnation.~Amy Lowell

Happiness Others Mere

Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.~Amy Lowell

Dreams You Easy