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A Lover by Amy Lowell


During the time Amy Lowell wrote this poem, she had to keep her feelings in the dark. However, the firefly in the writing could also be a reference to her eyesight. At the time of this writing, her eyesight was getting worse. So therefor, her being able to see better would allow her to write a letter. Nonetheless, this could be about a number of things: eyesight, emotions, or even her future. "A Lover" is written as an unrhymed couplet.


A Lover

If I could catch the green lantern of the firefly
I could see to write you a letter.

Published in Poetry .

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