Treasure Island

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

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