Sara Teasdale

(August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933 / Missouri / United States)

Bells - Poem by Sara Teasdale

AT six o'clock of an autumn dusk
With the sky in the west a rusty red,
The bells of the mission down in the valley
Cry out that the day is dead.
The first star pricks as sharp as steel—
Why am I suddenly so cold?
Three bells, each with a separate sound
Clang in the valley, wearily tolled.
Bells in Venice, bells at sea,
Bells in the valley heavy and slow—
There is no place over the crowded world
Where I can forget that the days go.


Comments about Bells by Sara Teasdale

  • Rajnish Manga (9/4/2016 6:51:00 AM)


    The poem reflects the feelings as if something has gone amiss when the day is about to descend into a night. Thanks.
    The bells of the mission down in the valley
    Cry out that the day is dead.
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  • (9/4/2016 5:20:00 AM)


    Brilliantly inked outstanding poem reiterating the continuous flow of the circle of dawn and dusk. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 6, 2010



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