Men, Women and Ghosts

Author: Amy Lowell


Needled its way through sound of bees and river.
The notes fell, round and starred, between young leaves,
Trilled to a spiral lilt, stopped on a quiver.
The Lady Eunice listens and believes.
Gervase has many tales of her dear Lord,
His bravery, his knowledge, his charmed life.
She quite forgets who’s speaking in the gladness
Of being this man’s wife.
Gervase is wounded, grave indeed, the word
Is kindly said, but to a softer chord
She strings her voice to ask with wistful sadness,


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Chicago: Amy Lowell, "XVII," Men, Women and Ghosts, ed. Callaway, Morgan, Jr., 1962- in Men, Women and Ghosts (New York: George E. Wood, 1850), Original Sources, accessed November 28, 2023,

MLA: Lowell, Amy. "XVII." Men, Women and Ghosts, edited by Callaway, Morgan, Jr., 1962-, in Men, Women and Ghosts, New York, George E. Wood, 1850, Original Sources. 28 Nov. 2023.

Harvard: Lowell, A, 'XVII' in Men, Women and Ghosts, ed. . cited in 1850, Men, Women and Ghosts, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 28 November 2023, from