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Poem by Amy Levy


Impotens


If I were a woman of old,
What prayers I would pray for you, dear;
My pitiful tribute behold--
Not a prayer, but a tear.

The pitiless order of things,
Whose laws we may change not nor break,
Alone I could face it--it wrings
My heart for your sake.



Amy Levy


Amy Levy's other poems:
  1. To E.
  2. Last Words
  3. The End of the Day
  4. To Death
  5. At a Dinner Party


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