Sara Teasdale

(8 August 1884 – 29 January 1933 / Missouri)

The Coin


Into my heart's treasury
I slipped a coin
That time cannot take
Nor a thief purloin, --

Oh better than the minting
Of a gold-crowned king
Is the safe-kept memory
Of a lovely thing.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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