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A Decade by Amy Lowell


This ode was written about a sustained love, most likely with her roommate and possible lover, Ada Russell. The poem uses many metaphors throughout it to describe her attraction towards her love. "A Decade" consists of six unrhymed lines with varied meters, therefor, it is safe to assume it is written as freestyle.


A Decade

When you came, you were like red wine and honey,
And the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness.
Now you are like morning bread,
Smooth and pleasant.
I hardly taste you at all for I know your savour,
But I am completely nourished.

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