Sara Teasdale

(August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933 / Missouri / United States)

A Song Of The Princess - Poem by Sara Teasdale

The princess has her lovers,
A score of knights has she,
And each can sing a madrigal,
And praise her gracefully.

But Love that is so bitter
Hath put within her heart
A longing for the scornful knight
Who silent stands apart.

And tho' the others praise and plead,
She maketh no reply,
Yet for a single word from him,
I ween that she would die.


Comments about A Song Of The Princess by Sara Teasdale

  • Khairul Ahsan (9/7/2018 11:31:00 PM)


    A beautiful poem in just three stanzas. The gist of the poem has been aptly brought out by two fellow readers which I appreciate and like to quote here again:
    By Cleo Barawid: - 'we love the unattainable, something or someone way beyond our reach. it happens to most of us'.
    By Adrian Flett: - 'The seemingly unattainable is often the most sought'.
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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (9/7/2018 12:13:00 AM)


    Adding the 10 and myriad more for the vote and rating. I wanna repeat: What a loveliest and cutest poem. But too saddest, the poetess died a young age 49. May she rest in peace. Amen. (Report) Reply

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (9/7/2018 12:10:00 AM)


    True love, no adorations only. An excellent Modern Poem Of The Day as chosen by our Poem Hunter Poem Site, THE Greatest Poem Site! Congratulations! Also my sincerest congratulations to the poetess family in the USA and abroad, so nice and feeling wealthy to have an artistic family member in the art of words. Dear Family, GBU All. (Report) Reply

  • Chandan Dey (9/6/2018 2:00:00 PM)


    The poem looks for true love, not adulation. Thanks for posting this poem
    Chandan
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  • (9/6/2018 12:07:00 PM)


    Loved the poem. Thanks PH. (Report) Reply

  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (9/6/2018 11:57:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem that captures
    the power of love.
    Well crafted write.
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  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (9/6/2018 11:53:00 AM)


    Great write....worth placed on my post list.

    I vote 10++
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  • (9/6/2018 10:15:00 AM)


    Fantastic poem, good job (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/6/2018 9:59:00 AM)


    A score of knights has she! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Muzahidul Reza (9/6/2018 7:24:00 AM)


    A well composed song of / for thr princess sounds good (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Flett (9/6/2018 4:15:00 AM)


    Great use of rhyme and rhythm to show the mystery of love and how it has its impact on life. The seemingly unattainable is often the most sought. (Report) Reply

  • Ruta Mohapatra (9/6/2018 2:18:00 AM)


    Insightful! Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (9/6/2018 1:26:00 AM)


    He came, stood on silence,
    flute sang and praised all
    but in mute he stood
    broken down the mirror,
    broken down everything
    the window had been ravished by unknown stalker
    did not come just a word from him
    and she became mortal accompany through deflowered window!
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (9/6/2018 12:55:00 AM)


    Such a brilliant poem by Sara Teasdale.............................. (Report) Reply

  • Alem Hailu G/kristos (10/2/2015 9:46:00 AM)


    Suspend devoid life is rife, therefore less interesting! (Report) Reply

  • (9/10/2005 4:33:00 PM)


    I can relate to this. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • (5/22/2005 10:18:00 PM)


    we love the unattainable, something or someone way beyond our reach. it happens to most of us... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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