Another week, another podcast episode! This week, we return to one of my favorite poets, Amy Lowell. Also, we will be discussing the poet device of alliteration and some of the uses it can have for your writing. Here is the text of the poem in case you wanted to read along while listening to the podcast:
The Giver of StarsHold your soul open for my welcoming.
Let the quiet of your spirit bathe me
With its clear and rippled coolness,
That, loose-limbed and weary, I find rest,
Outstretched upon your peace, as on a bed of ivory.
Let the flickering flame of your soul play all about me,
That into my limbs may come the keenness of fire,
The life and joy of tongues of flame,
And, going out from you, tightly strung and in tune,
I may rouse the blear-eyed world,
And pour into it the beauty which you have begotten.