Treasure Island

Sara Teasdale

(8 August 1884 – 29 January 1933 / Missouri)

The Flight

Look back with longing eyes and know that I will follow,
Lift me up in your love as a light wind lifts a swallow,
Let our flight be far in sun or blowing rain --
*But what if I heard my first love calling me again?*

Hold me on your heart as the brave sea holds the foam,
Take me far away to the hills that hide your home;
Peace shall thatch the roof and love shall latch the door --
*But what if I heard my first love calling me once more?*

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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  • Stacie Doty (11/29/2013 8:53:00 PM)


    We are two eagles
    Flying together
    Under the heavens,
    Over the mountains,
    Stretched on the wind.
    Sunlight heartens us,
    Blind snow baffles us,
    Clouds wheel after us
    Ravelled and thinned.

    We are like eagles,
    But when Death harries us,
    Human and humbled
    When one of us goes,
    Let the other follow,
    Let the flight be ended,
    Let the fire blacken,
    Let the book close. (Report) Reply

  • Janua Catt Alonzo (11/14/2006 6:54:00 AM)

    this is my old time fave'rite..........very compelling, emotions are true and it always bring wonderful meaning to the readers that they surely can relate to it and be able to drew their selves with her words, , , , ..... (Report) Reply

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