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Advice To A Girl

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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:
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Theresa Cummings 18 August 2008

I absolutely love this poem! It finally explains the truth about love and trying to possess the object of your affection. The more you try to possess, you become the one possessed by your own hand. You become taken over by your desire to have and not your desire to love and to care. I have two grown daughters and I have tried to say these things to them, but Sara Teasdale does a better job of it in her poem, Advice to a Girl.

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Shelley L Baxter-stanley 16 October 2007

Beautiful poem with great wisdom shared! Sara was the bomb...much can be learned from her works even after so much time has passed. A fan Shelley

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Emily Michele 19 November 2009

love this so much! ! ! I needed that. thanks. :)

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River Someday 16 February 2008

This poem helped me so much. she's a great writer all of us could learn something from her.

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Nicole Settimi 13 February 2019

' 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

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Chinedu Dike 23 May 2021

An insightful work of art nicely crafted in beautiful diction with conviction.

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Mia Baer 06 February 2021

Good imagery

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Gajanan Mishra 06 February 2021

No one worth possessing, good one

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Aylin Montoya 06 February 2021

This is such a lovely poem. I definitely felt this.

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Ellen Ni Bheachain 05 February 2021

Lovely Poem Sara. Congratulations on Poem of the Day!

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