A native New Englander, imagist poet Amy Lowell’s work was inspired by beauty from the very beginning. Though she was first stirred to write a poem after seeing the actress Eleonora Duse on stage, the real love of her life was another actress, Ada Russell. The two were together for 15 years. – Source: AfterEllen
When you came, you were like red wine and honey,
And the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness.
Now you are like morning bread,
Smooth and pleasant.
I hardly taste you at all for I know your savour,
But I am completely nourished.