Sara Teasdale

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

Advice To A Girl

Poem by Sara Teasdale

No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed;
Lay that on your heart,
My young angry dear;
This truth, this hard and precious stone,
Lay it on your hot cheek,
Let it hide your tear.
Hold it like a crystal
When you are alone
And gaze in the depths of the icy stone.
Long, look long and you will be blessed:
No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed.


Comments about Advice To A Girl by Sara Teasdale

  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (3/2/2020 3:06:00 AM)

    such a beautiful lovely advice to a girl......great 10++(Report)Reply

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  • Sarah ShahzadSarah Shahzad (1/10/2020 11:22:00 PM)

    It is an amazingly awesome poem. I will read it again..(Report)Reply

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  • Chiori MathewChiori Mathew (11/13/2019 7:44:00 AM)

    beautiful poem and well penned(Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (10/10/2019 10:02:00 AM)

    A poignant rendition set aside for sober reflection...........................................................................(Report)Reply

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  • Paul AmrodPaul Amrod (6/28/2019 4:38:00 PM)

    A difficult bit of advice. Nonetheless there lies much truth in her conceptions.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/24/2019 12:48:00 AM)

    girl is beautiful
    the truth
    o girl
    Hold it like a crystal(Report)Reply

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  • Shivam (4/13/2019 3:33:00 AM)

    🚩 *राम नवमीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा*🚩 *जय श्री राम*(Report)Reply

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  • Annie243 (2/14/2019 12:59:00 PM)

    So sad that she killed herself though. Just after getting Chronic pneumonia.(Report)Reply

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  • Nicole SettimiNicole Settimi (2/13/2019 2:02:00 PM)

    ' When you are alone
    And gaze in the depths of the icy stone.
    Long, look long and you will be blessed:

    This is a short, eloquent, striking piece. The lines above are exceptional.

    Xx NDS(Report)Reply

    Annie243(2/14/2019 1:00:00 PM)

    They are Ah-Maz-Ing

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  • Heather (2/3/2019 6:02:00 AM)

    Someone please wrutw. A poem with heathers name it to a best friend(Report)Reply

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  • Ramatoulie Jabang (11/14/2018 4:52:00 PM)

    I love poems(Report)Reply

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  • Naila Rais (8/11/2018 8:30:00 AM)

    Wonderful....(Report)Reply

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  • Narayanan Kutty PozhathNarayanan Kutty Pozhath (4/23/2018 11:49:00 AM)

    It is a smart advice. Any girl will like to have such advice.(Report)Reply

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  • Morris (2/16/2018 10:52:00 AM)

    Beautiful. Thanks.(Report)Reply

    keyanna(2/18/2018 4:54:00 PM)

    good powum

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  • Madhabi BanerjeeMadhabi Banerjee (2/12/2018 11:19:00 AM)

    good advice. thank for sharing(Report)Reply

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  • houda boukassoula (1/8/2018 9:08:00 AM)

    Valuable advice thanks for sharing(Report)Reply

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  • Katie PelserKatie Pelser (7/13/2017 8:44:00 AM)

    So true....No one worth possessing can be quite possessed. Words to live by. Great poem...great advice.(Report)Reply

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  • Anneleen Hendrickx (3/5/2017 4:51:00 PM)

    Just wonderful(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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