Amy Lowell

Here you will find the Poem Azure and Gold of poet Amy Lowell

Azure and Gold

April had covered the hills 
With flickering yellows and reds, 
The sparkle and coolness of snow 
Was blown from the mountain beds. 

Across a deep-sunken stream 
The pink of blossoming trees, 
And from windless appleblooms 
The humming of many bees. 

The air was of rose and gold 
Arabesqued with the song of birds 
Who, swinging unseen under leaves, 
Made music more eager than words. 

Of a sudden, aslant the road, 
A brightness to dazzle and stun, 
A glint of the bluest blue, 
A flash from a sapphire sun. 

Blue-birds so blue, 'twas a dream, 
An impossible, unconceived hue, 
The high sky of summer dropped down 
Some rapturous ocean to woo. 

Such a colour, such infinite light! 
The heart of a fabulous gem, 
Many-faceted, brilliant and rare. 
Centre Stone of the earth's diadem! 

Centre Stone of the Crown of the World, 
"Sincerity" graved on your youth! 
And your eyes hold the blue-bird flash, 
The sapphire shaft, which is truth.