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Sara Teasdale

(8 August 1884 – 29 January 1933 / Missouri)

Riches


I have no riches but my thoughts,
Yet these are wealth enough for me;
My thoughts of you are golden coins
Stamped in the mint of memory;

And I must spend them all in song,
For thoughts, as well as gold, must be
Left on the hither side of death
To gain their immortality.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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