Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, FRANKINCENSE AMD MYRRH, by AMY LOWELL



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First Line: My heart is tuned to sorrow, and the strings
Last Line: And life ablaze with beauty, I am dumb.


My heart is tuned to sorrow, and the strings
Vibrate most readily to minor chords,
Searching and sad; my mind is stuffed with words
Which voice the passion and the ache of things:
Illusions beating with their baffled wings
Againnd earth's rim, the sun has set.
Your voice has sung across my heart, but numb
And mute, I have no tones to answer. Far
Within I kneel before you, speechless yet,
And life ablaze with beauty, I am dumb.








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