Sara Teasdale

(8 August 1884 – 29 January 1933 / Missouri)

The Unchanging


Sun-swept beaches with a light wind blowing
From the immense blue circle of the sea,
And the soft thunder where long waves whiten --
These were the same for Sappho as for me.

Two thousand years -- much has gone by forever,
Change takes the gods and ships and speech of men --
But here on the beaches that time passes over
The heart aches now as then.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: change, wind, sea, sun, light, time, heart, beach

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Unchanging by Sara Teasdale )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. Boxed, Barisan Chatterjee
  2. The Figure of a Priest, Emmanuel George Cefai
  3. Night and heavens, Emmanuel George Cefai
  4. Rattling, Emmanuel George Cefai
  5. Half moon, Emmanuel George Cefai
  6. Hand That moves round, Emmanuel George Cefai
  7. Round and round The nymph Danced, Emmanuel George Cefai
  8. Down By The Sea, Lilly Emery
  9. The Taxi Ride, Nick krakana
  10. Wild night birds, Emmanuel George Cefai

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Herrick

Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]