by Amy Lowell

O You,
Who came upon me once
Stretched under apple-trees just after bathing,
Why did you not strangle me before speaking
Rather than fill me with the wild white honey of your words
And then leave me to the mercy
Of the forest bees.

About the Author:

American poet Amy Lowell was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1874, a scioness of the influential family that includes James Russell Lowell, Percival Lowell and Robert Lowell. She died in 1925. “Carrefour” appeared in Lowell’s 1920 volume, Coterie.