Sara Teasdale

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

Night Song of Amalfi


I asked the heaven of stars
What I should I give my love--
It answered me with silence,
Silence above.

I asked the darkened sea
Down where the fishermen go--
It answered me with silence,
Silence below.

Oh, I could give him weeping,
Or I could give him song--
But how can I give silence
My whole life long?

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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