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Poem by Amy Lowell


I have been temperate always,
But I am like to be very drunk
With your coming.
There have been times
I feared to walk down the street
Lest I should reel with the wine of you,
And jerk against my neighbours
As they go by.
I am parched now, and my tongue is horrible in my mouth,
But my brain is noisy
With the clash and gurgle of filling wine-cups.

Amy Lowell

Amy Lowell's other poems:
  1. The Fool Errant
  2. On Carpaccios Picture: The Dream of St. Ursula
  3. The Coal Picker
  4. Sancta Maria, Succurre Miseris
  5. The Painter on Silk

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Thomas Hood Anticipation ("I had a vision in the summer light")
  • Emily Brontë Anticipation ("How beautiful the earth is still")
  • Ellis Butler Anticipation ("I hold her letter as I stand")

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