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Poem by Amy Levy


Sonnet


Most wonderful and strange it seems, that I
Who but a little time ago was tost
High on the waves of passion and of pain,
With aching heat and wildly throbbing brain,
Who peered into the darkness, deeming vain
All things there found if but One thing were lost,
Thus calm and still and silent here should lie,
Watching and waiting, --waiting passively.

The dark has faded, and before mine eyes
Have long, grey flats expanded, dim and bare;
And through the changing guises all things wear
Inevitable Law I recognise:
Yet in my heart a hint of feeling lies
Which half a hope and half a despair.



Amy Levy


Amy Levy's other poems:
  1. On the Wye in May
  2. On the Threshold
  3. The Two Terrors
  4. The Old Poet
  5. To E.


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Percy Shelley Sonnet ("Ye hasten to the grave! What seek ye there") 1820
  • Rupert Brooke Sonnet ("Not with vain tears, when we're beyond the sun")
  • Hartley Coleridge Sonnet ("If I have sinned in act, I may repent")
  • Nicholas Breton Sonnet ("The worldly prince doth in his sceptre hold")
  • Alice Dunbar-Nelson Sonnet ("I had not thought of violets late")
  • Wallace Stevens Sonnet ("Lo, even as I passed beside the booth")

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