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Sara Teasdale

(1884-1933)

  • "Did You Never Know?"
       Did you never know, long ago, how much you loved me --
  • "I Am Not Yours"
       I am not yours, not lost in you,
  • "I Have Loved Hours at Sea"
       I have loved hours at sea, gray cities,
  • "I Thought of You"
       I thought of you and how you love this beauty,
  • "It Is Not a Word"
       It is not a word spoken,
  • "It Will Not Change"
       It will not change now
  • "Like Barley Bending"
       Like barley bending
  • "My Heart Is Heavy"
       My heart is heavy with many a song
  • "Oh Day of Fire and Sun"
       Oh day of fire and sun,
  • "Oh You Are Coming"
       Oh you are coming, coming, coming,
  • "Only in Sleep"
       Only in sleep I see their faces,
  • "The Dreams of My Heart"
       The dreams of my heart and my mind pass,
  • "The Old Maid"
       I saw her in a Broadway car,
  • "What Do I Care?"
       What do I care, in the dreams and the languor of spring,
  • A Cry
       Oh, there are eyes that he can see,
  • A November Night
        There! See the line of lights,
  • A Prayer
       Until I lose my soul and lie
  • A Prayer
       When I am dying, let me know
  • A Winter Night
       My window-pane is starred with frost,
  • After Love
       There is no magic any more,
  • After Parting
       Oh, I have sown my love so wide
  • Alchemy
       I lift my heart as spring lifts up
  • Alone
       I am alone, in spite of love,
  • April
       The roofs are shining from the rain,
  • April Song
       Willow, in your April gown
  • Arcturus
       Arcturus brings the spring back
  • At Midnight
       Now at last I have come to see what life is,
  • At Night
       Love said, "Wake still and think of me,"
  • At Sea
       In the pull of the wind I stand, lonely,
  • August Moonrise
       The sun was gone, and the moon was coming
  • Barter
       Life has loveliness to sell,
  • Because
       Oh, because you never tried
  • Buried Love
       I have come to bury Love
  • But Not To Me
       The April night is still and sweet
  • Change
       Remember me as I was then;
  • Child, Child
       Child, child, love while you can
  • Come
       Come, when the pale moon like a petal
  • Compensation
       I should be glad of loneliness
  • Debt
       What do I owe to you
  • Debtor
       So long as my spirit still
  • Dew
       As dew leaves the cobweb lightly
  • Dew
       I dream that he is mine,
  • Doubt
       My soul lives in my body's house,
  • Driftwood
       My forefathers gave me
  • Dusk in War Time
       A half-hour more and you will lean
  • Dust
       When I went to look at what had long been hidden,
  • Ebb Tide
       When the long day goes by
  • Embers
       I said, "My youth is gone
  • Enough
       It is enough for me by day
  • Epitaph
       Serene descent, as a red leaf's descending
  • Evening: New York
       Blue dust of evening over my city,
  • Faces
       People that I meet and pass
  • Faults
       They came to tell your faults to me,
  • Four Winds
       "Four winds blowing through the sky,
  • Gifts
       I gave my first love laughter,
  • Gray Eyes
       It was April when you came
  • Guenevere
       I was a queen, and I have lost my crown;
  • Houses of Dreams
       You took my empty dreams
  • I Remembered
       There never was a mood of mine,
  • I Shall Not Care
       When I am dead and over me bright April
  • I Would Live in Your Love
       I would live in your love as the sea-grasses live in the sea,
  • If Death Is Kind
       Perhaps if Death is kind, and there can be returning,
  • In a Garden
       The world is resting without sound or motion,
  • In the End
       All that could never be said,
  • Interlude: Songs out of Sorrow
       From naked stones of agony
  • Jewls
       If I should see your eyes again,
  • Joy
       I am wild, I will sing to the trees,
  • June Night
       Oh Earth, you are too dear to-night,
  • Let it be Forgotten
       Let it be forgotten, as a flower is forgotten,
  • Lights
       When we come home at night and close the door,
  • Longing
       I am not sorry for my soul
  • Love and Death
       Shall we, too, rise forgetful from our sleep,
  • Love Me
       Brown-thrush singing all day long
  • May Day
       A delicate fabric of bird song
  • May Night
       The spring is fresh and fearless
  • May Wind
       I said, "I have shut my heart
  • Meadowlarks
       In the silver light after a storm,
  • Message
       I heard a cry in the night,
  • Moods
       I am the still rain falling,
  • Moonlight
       It will not hurt me when I am old,
  • Morning
       I went out on an April morning
  • Morning Song
       A diamond of a morning
  • New Love and Old
       In my heart the old love
  • Night Song at Amalfi
       I asked the heaven of stars
  • November
       The world is tired, the year is old,
  • Old Tunes
       As the waves of perfume, heliotrope, rose,
  • On the Dunes
       If there is any life when death is over,
  • Open Windows
       Out of the window a sea of green trees
  • Other Men
       When I talk with other men
  • Pain
       Waves are the sea's white daughters,
  • Peace
       Peace flows into me
  • Pierrot
       Pierrot stands in the garden
  • Pity
       They never saw my lover's face,
  • Places
       Places I love come back to me like music,
  • Red Maples
       In the last year I have learned
  • Redbirds
       Redbirds, redbirds,
  • Riches
       I have no riches but my thoughts,
  • September Midnights
       Lyric night of the lingering Indian Summer,
  • Sleepless
       If I could have your arms tonight-
  • Snowfall
       "She can't be unhappy," you said,
  • Song at Capri
       When beauty grows too great to bear
  • Song Making
       My heart cried like a beaten child
  • Spray
       I knew you thought of me all night,
  • Spring Night
       The park is filled with night and fog,
  • Spring Rain
       I thought I had forgotten,
  • Spring Torrents
       Will it always be like this until I am dead,
  • Stars
       Alone in the night
  • Summer Night, Riverside
       In the wild, soft summer darkness
  • Summer Storm
       The panther wind
  • Sunset: St. Louis
       Hushed in the smoky haze of summer sunset,
  • Swans
       Night is over the park, and a few brave stars
  • The Answer
       When I go back to earth
  • The Coin
       Into my heart's treasury
  • The Crystal Gazer
       I shall gather myself into my self again,
  • The Flight
       Look back with longing eyes and know that I will follow,
  • The Flight
       All through the deep blue night
  • The Garden
       My heart is a garden tired with autumn,
  • The Ghost
       I went back to the clanging city,
  • The Giver
       You bound strong sandals on my feet,
  • The Kiss
       I hoped that he would love me,
  • The Lamp
       If I can bear your love like a lamp before me,
  • The Long Hill
       I must have passed the crest a while ago
  • The Look
       Strephon kissed me in the spring,
  • The Mystery
       Your eyes drink of me,
  • The Net
       I made you many and many a song,
  • The New Moon
       Day, you have bruised and beaten me,
  • The Return
       He has come, he is here,
  • The River
       I came from the sunny valleys
  • The Sanctuary
       If I could keep my innermost Me
  • The Silent Battle
       He was a soldier in that fight
  • The Song For Colin
       I sang a song at dusking time
  • The Storm
       I thought of you when I was wakened
  • The Treasure
       When they see my songs
  • The Tree
       Oh to be free of myself,
  • The Tree of Song
       I sang my songs for the rest,
  • The Unchanging
       Sun-swept beaches with a light wind blowing
  • The Voice
       Atoms as old as stars,
  • The Wanderer
       I saw the sunset-colored sands,
  • The Wind
       A wind is blowing over my soul,
  • The Wind in the Hemlock
       Steely stars and moon of brass,
  • The Years
       To-night I close my eyes and see
  • There Will Come Soft Rains
       There will come soft rains and the
  • Thoughts
       When I am all alone
  • Tides
       Love in my heart was a fresh tide flowing
  • To E.
        I have remembered beauty in the night,
  • To-nigh
       The moon is a curving flower of gold,
  • Twilight
       Dreamily over the roofs
  • Understanding
       I understood the rest too well,
  • Water Lilies
       If you have forgotten water lilies floating
  • White Fog
       Heaven-invading hills are drowned
  • Wild Asters
       In the spring I asked the daisies