Amy Lowell

9 February 1874 – 12 May 1925 / Boston, Massachusetts

Miscast Ii

My heart is like a cleft pomegranate
Bleeding crimson seeds
And dripping them on the ground.
My heart gapes because it is ripe and over-full,
And its seeds are bursting from it.

But how is this other than a torment to me!
I, who am shut up, with broken crockery,
In a dark closet!
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