Sara Teasdale
There Will Come Soft Rain by Sara Teasdale

There Will Come Soft Rain by Sara Teasdale

There will come soft rain and the smell of the ground, And swallows circling with their shimmering sound; And frogs in the pools singing at night, And wild plum trees in ...

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Alone by Sara Teasdale

Alone by Sara Teasdale

I am alone, in spite of love, In spite of all I take and give— In spite of all your tenderness, Sometimes I am not glad to live. I am alone, as though I stood On the ...

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Advice To A Girl by Sara Teasdale

Advice To A Girl by Sara Teasdale

No one worth possessing Can be quite possessed; Lay that on your heart, My young angry dear; This truth, this hard and precious stone, Lay it on your hot cheek, Let it hide ...

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Dooryard Roses by Sara Teasdale

Dooryard Roses by Sara Teasdale

I have come the selfsame pathTo the selfsame door,Years have left the roses thereBurning as beforeWhile I watch them in the windQuick the hot tears start--Strange so frail a flame ...

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I Am Not Yours by Sara Teasdale

I Am Not Yours by Sara Teasdale

I am not yours, not lost in you,Not lost, although I long to beLost as a candle lit at noon,Lost as a snowflake in the sea.You love me, and I find you stillA spirit beautiful and ...

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Because by Sara Teasdale

Because by Sara Teasdale

Oh, because you never triedTo bow my will or break my pride,And nothing of the cave-man madeYou want to keep me half afraid,Nor ever with a conquering airYou thought to draw me ...

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After Death by Sara Teasdale

After Death by Sara Teasdale

Now while my lips are living Their words must stay unsaid, And will my soul remember To speak when I am dead?Yet if my soul remembered You would not heed it, dear, For now you ...

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A Winter Bluejay by Sara Teasdale

A Winter Bluejay by Sara Teasdale

Crisply the bright snow whispered, Crunching beneath our feet; Behind us as we walked along the parkway, Our shadows danced, Fantastic shapes in vivid blue. Across the lake the ...

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A Winter Night by Sara Teasdale

A Winter Night by Sara Teasdale

My window-pane is starred with frost, The world is bitter cold to-night, The moon is cruel, and the wind Is like a two-edged sword to smite.God pity all the homeless ones, The ...

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Child, Child by Sara Teasdale

Child, Child by Sara Teasdale

Child, child, love while you canThe voice and the eyes and the soul of a man,Never fear though it break your heart -Out of the wound new joy will start;Only love proudly and ...

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If Death Is Kind by Sara Teasdale

If Death Is Kind by Sara Teasdale

Perhaps if Death is kind, and there can be returning,We will come back to earth some fragrant night,And take these lanes to find the sea, and bendingBreathe the same honeysuckle, ...

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After Parting by Sara Teasdale

After Parting by Sara Teasdale

Oh I have sown my love so wide That he will find it everywhere; It will awake him in the night, It will enfold him in the air.I set my shadow in his sight And I have winged it ...

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Christmas Carol by Sara Teasdale

Christmas Carol by Sara Teasdale

The kings they came from out the south, All dressed in ermine fine; They bore Him gold and chrysoprase, And gifts of precious wine.The shepherds came from out the north, Their ...

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A Song Of The Princess by Sara Teasdale

A Song Of The Princess by Sara Teasdale

The princess has her lovers, A score of knights has she, And each can sing a madrigal, And praise her gracefully.But Love that is so bitter Hath put within her heart A longing for ...

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The Kiss by Sara Teasdale

The Kiss by Sara Teasdale

I hoped that he would love me, And he has kissed my mouth, But I am like a stricken bird That cannot reach the south.For though I know he loves me, To-night my heart is sad; His ...

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After Love by Sara Teasdale

After Love by Sara Teasdale

There is no magic any more, We meet as other people do,You work no miracle for me Nor I for you.You were the wind and I the sea - There is no splendor any more,I have grown ...

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April by Sara Teasdale

April by Sara Teasdale

The roofs are shining from the rain. The sparrows tritter as they fly, And with a windy April grace The little clouds go by.Yet the back-yards are bare and brown With only one ...

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Barter by Sara Teasdale

Barter by Sara Teasdale

Life has loveliness to sell,All beautiful and splendid things,Blue waves whitened on a cliff,Soaring fire that sways and sings,And children's faces looking up,Holding wonder like ...

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A Ballad Of The Two Knights by Sara Teasdale

A Ballad Of The Two Knights by Sara Teasdale

Two knights rode forth at early dawn A-seeking maids to wed, Said one, "My lady must be fair, With gold hair on her head."Then spake the other knight-at-arms: "I care not for her ...

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Paris In Spring by Sara Teasdale

Paris In Spring by Sara Teasdale

The city's all a-shining Beneath a fickle sun, A gay young wind's a-blowing, The little shower is done. But the rain-drops still are clinging And falling one by one -- Oh it's ...

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The Look by Sara Teasdale

The Look by Sara Teasdale

Strephon kissed me in the spring,Robin in the fall,But Colin only looked at meAnd never kissed at all.Strephon's kiss was lost in jest,Robin's lost in play,But the kiss in Colin's ...

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The Dreams Of My Heart” by Sara Teasdale

The Dreams Of My Heart” by Sara Teasdale

The dreams of my heart and my mind pass,Nothing stays with me long,But I have had from a childThe deep solace of song;If that should ever leave me,Let me find death and stayWith ...

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A Little While by Sara Teasdale

A Little While by Sara Teasdale

A little while when I am goneMy life will live in music after me,As spun foam lifted and borne onAfter the wave is lost in the full sea. A while these nights and days will burnIn ...

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Message by Sara Teasdale

Message by Sara Teasdale

I heard a cry in the night,A thousand miles it came,Sharp as a flash of light,My name, my name!It was your voice I heard,You waked and loved me so --I send you back this word,I ...

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I Shall Not Care by Sara Teasdale

I Shall Not Care by Sara Teasdale

When I am dead and over me bright April Shakes out her rain-drenched hair, Though you shall lean above me broken-hearted, I shall not care. I shall have peace, as leafy trees are ...

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My Heart Is Heavy by Sara Teasdale

My Heart Is Heavy by Sara Teasdale

My heart is heavy with many a songLike ripe fruit bearing down the tree, But I can never give you one --My songs do not belong to me.Yet in the evening, in the duskWhen moths go ...

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Come by Sara Teasdale

Come by Sara Teasdale

Come, when the pale moon like a petal Floats in the pearly dusk of spring, Come with outstretched arms to take me, Come with lips pursed up to cling.Come, for life is a frail moth ...

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A Maiden by Sara Teasdale

A Maiden by Sara Teasdale

Oh if I were the velvet rose Upon the red rose vine, I'd climb to touch his window And make his casement fine.And if I were the little bird That twitters on the tree, All day I'd ...

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Alchemy by Sara Teasdale

Alchemy by Sara Teasdale

I lift my heart as spring lifts up A yellow daisy to the rain; My heart will be a lovely cup Altho' it holds but pain. For I shall learn from flower and leaf That color every drop ...

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A Prayer by Sara Teasdale

A Prayer by Sara Teasdale

When I am dying, let me knowThat I loved the blowing snowAlthough it stung like whips;That I loved all lovely thingsAnd I tried to take their stingsWith gay unembittered lips;That ...

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Houses Of Dreams by Sara Teasdale

Houses Of Dreams by Sara Teasdale

You took my empty dreams And filled them every oneWith tenderness and nobleness, April and the sun.The old empty dreams Where my thoughts would throngAre far too full of happiness ...

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A Cry by Sara Teasdale

A Cry by Sara Teasdale

Oh, there are eyes that he can see, And hands to make his hands rejoice,But to my lover I must be Only a voice.Oh, there are breasts to bear his head, And lips whereon his lips ...

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The Answer by Sara Teasdale

The Answer by Sara Teasdale

When I go back to earth And all my joyous body Puts off the red and white That once had been so proud, If men should pass above With false and feeble pity, My dust will find a ...

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Young Love by Sara Teasdale

Young Love by Sara Teasdale

II cannot heed the words they say, The lights grow far away and dim, Amid the laughing men and maids My eyes unbidden seek for him.I hope that when he smiles at me He does not ...

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I Thought Of You by Sara Teasdale

I Thought Of You by Sara Teasdale

I thought of you and how you love this beauty,And walking up the long beach all alone I heard the waves breaking in measured thunderAs you and I once heard their monotone.Around ...

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Stars by Sara Teasdale

Stars by Sara Teasdale

Alone in the nightOn a dark hillWith pines around meSpicy and still, And a heaven full of starsOver my headWhite and topazAnd misty red; Myriads with beatingHearts of fireThe ...

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Sleepless by Sara Teasdale

Sleepless by Sara Teasdale

If I could have your arms tonight-But half the world and the broken seaLie between you and me.The autumn rain reverberates in the courtyard,Beating all night against the barren ...

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A Fantasy by Sara Teasdale

A Fantasy by Sara Teasdale

Her voice is like clear water That drips upon a stone In forests far and silent Where Quiet plays alone.Her thoughts are like the lotus Abloom by sacred streams Beneath the temple ...

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Fear by Sara Teasdale

Fear by Sara Teasdale

I am afraid, oh I am so afraid! The cold black fear is clutching me to-night As long ago when they would take the light And leave the little child who would have prayed, Frozen ...

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By The Sea by Sara Teasdale

By The Sea by Sara Teasdale

Beside an ebbing northern sea While stars awaken one by one, We walk together, I and he.He woos me with an easy grace That proves him only half sincere; A light smile flickers on ...

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At Night by Sara Teasdale

At Night by Sara Teasdale

We are apart; the city grows quiet between us, She hushes herself, for midnight makes heavy her eyes, The tangle of traffic is ended, the cars are empty, Five streets divide us, ...

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Spring Rain by Sara Teasdale

Spring Rain by Sara Teasdale

I thought I had forgotten, But it all came back again To-night with the first spring thunder In a rush of rain.I remembered a darkened doorway Where we stood while the storm swept ...

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Less Than The Cloud To The Wind by Sara Teasdale

Less Than The Cloud To The Wind by Sara Teasdale

Less than the cloud to the wind, Less than the foam to the sea, Less than the rose to the storm, Am I to thee.More than the star to the night, More than the rain to the tree, More ...

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A Minuet Of Mozart’s by Sara Teasdale

A Minuet Of Mozart’s by Sara Teasdale

Across the dimly lighted room The violin drew wefts of sound, Airily they wove and wound And glimmered gold against the gloom.I watched the music turn to light, But at the pausing ...

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Deep In The Night by Sara Teasdale

Deep In The Night by Sara Teasdale

Deep in the night the cry of a swallow, Under the stars he flew, Keen as pain was his call to follow Over the world to you.Love in my heart is a cry forever Lost as the swallow's ...

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At Midnight by Sara Teasdale

At Midnight by Sara Teasdale

Now at last I have come to see what life is,Nothing is ever ended, everything only begun,And the brave victories that seem so splendidAre never really won.Even love that I built ...

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Anadyomene by Sara Teasdale

Anadyomene by Sara Teasdale

The wide, bright temple of the world I found, And entered from the dizzy infinite That I might kneel and worship thee in it; Leaving the singing stars their ceaseless round Of ...

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Hidden Love by Sara Teasdale

Hidden Love by Sara Teasdale

I hid the love within my heart, And lit the laughter in my eyes, That when we meet he may not know My love that never dies.But sometimes when he dreams at night Of fragrant ...

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I Love You by Sara Teasdale

I Love You by Sara Teasdale

When April bends above me And finds me fast asleep Dust need not keep the secret A live heart died to keep.When April tells the thrushes, The meadow-larks will know, And pipe the ...

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The Flight by Sara Teasdale

The Flight by Sara Teasdale

Look back with longing eyes and know that I will follow, Lift me up in your love as a light wind lifts a swallow, Let our flight be far in sun or windy rain-- But what if I heard ...

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