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Men, Women and Ghosts

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By: (1874-1925)

This is a collection of long poems and short stories by Amy Lowell.

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MEN, WOMEN AND GHOSTS

by Amy Lowell

by Amy Lowell [American (Massachusetts) poet and critic 1874 1925.]

[Note on text: Lines longer than 78 characters are broken and the continuation is indented two spaces. Some obvious errors have been corrected.]

"'... See small portions of the Eternal World that ever groweth':... So sang a Fairy, mocking, as he sat on a streak'd tulip, Thinking none saw him: when he ceas'd I started from the trees, And caught him in my hat, as boys knock down a butterfly." William Blake. "Europe. A Prophecy."

'Thou hast a lap full of seed, And this is a fine country.' William Blake.

Preface

This is a book of stories. For that reason I have excluded all purely lyrical poems. But the word "stories" has been stretched to its fullest application. It includes both narrative poems, properly so called; tales divided into scenes; and a few pieces of less obvious story telling import in which one might say that the dramatis personae are air, clouds, trees, houses, streets, and such like things... Continue reading book >>


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