Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, DISILLUSION, by AMY LOWELL

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First Line: A scholar / weary of erecting the fragile towers of words
Subject(s): Language; Suicide; Words; Vocabulary

Weary of erecting the fragile towers of words,
Went on a pilgrimage to Asama-Yama;
And seeing the force of the fire
Spouting from this mighty mountain,
Hurled himself into its crater
And perished.

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