Amy Lowell Poems

Amy Lowell was a poet, performer, and translator who was devoted to modern poetry during her lifetime. Her career lasted for only around 12 years, but she wrote more than 650 poems. Today, she’s remembered for her attempts to “awaken” American readers to the beauties of contemporary poetry. 

A Fairy Tale

by Amy Lowell

A Fairy Tale, as the title of Amy Lowell’s work invokes, is something that nearly everyone can relate to. A

A Lady

by Amy Lowell

‘A Lady’ by Amy Lowell is a two stanza poem which is separated into one set of thirteen lines and

Apples of Hesperides

by Amy Lowell

‘Apples of Hesperides’ by Amy Lowell contains three stanzas, the first of which has seven lines, the second, nine, and


by Amy Lowell

Amy Lowell’s ‘Chinoiseries’ is an ekphrastic poem depicting the engravings on chinoiserie pottery. Lowell’s speaker gets lost in the art as if it is the eyes of her loved one.

Fool’s Money Bags

by Amy Lowell

‘Fool’s Money Bags’ is an interesting poem that touches on love and devotion towards the wrong people and things. Read Amy Lowell’s poem, along with a deep dive analysis.


by Amy Lowell

‘Patterns’ by Amy Lowell is an unforgettable poem about a woman’s loss during World War I. It describes the “patterns” of a speaker’s life and how, with the knowledge that her fiancé has died in the War, she’s doing to be confined to a far more sorrowful one. 


by Amy Lowell

When a poem is titled something like “Petals,” as is the case with Lowell’s work, it is invoking a common

The Bombardment

by Amy Lowell

In ‘The Bombardment’ Lowell explores themes of war, destruction, and fear. The tone is solemn and direct, allowing the poet

To a Friend

by Amy Lowell

‘To a Friend’ by Amy Lowell is a touching poem that reflects on the selfishness of the innermost desire that human

To an Early Daffodil

by Amy Lowell

‘To an Early Daffodil’ by Amy Lowell contains a depiction of the beauty and strength of a single blooming daffodil. 

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