Sara Teasdale

(8 August 1884 – 29 January 1933 / Missouri)

After Parting


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 with desire,
That it may be a cloud by day,
And in the night a shaft of fire.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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  • Holt Louque (6/29/2009 3:51:00 AM)

    'Yes, she has cast her net and I am ensnared,
    By day her cloud surrounds me
    And, by night I am sleep impaired! '
    HRL (Report) Reply

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