After Death Poem by Sara Teasdale

After Death

Rating: 3.4

Now while my lips are living
Their words must stay unsaid,
And will my soul remember
To speak when I am dead?

Yet if my soul remembered
You would not heed it, dear,
For now you must not listen,
And then you could not hear.

Shelley B. Keats 31 January 2005

A wry, pithy poem of exceptional merit- also very amusing.

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Julie Andrews 21 September 2007

How very ironic. Very well written, I must add.

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Bonnie Collins 01 January 2008

Very well written, and expressed, with such deep emotions till death and beyond.. Bonnie Collins

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M Asim Nehal 09 July 2016

Profound poem, I am sure even after death your fame will grow.....10

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Sinclair Rogers 25 November 2022

Ironic truth! ...when emptiness fills a home.

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Nicole Settimi 13 February 2019

' How can they shut me underneath a stone? ' - The terror from the thoughts of death, the ANXIETY which the unknown & death brings, which usually has an offspring of depression. She doesn't want to die as much as she does. It's ironic: her love for life causes her a deep insecurity over the reality that she will die, causing a depression over death which ultimately led her to kill herself. Baffling and yet, so relative. I relate so much to this.

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Amar Agarwala 03 January 2017

My heart whispers to you Words that I cannot say, Wonder if my soul would Tell you some fateful day. Long after I am dead Buried and ground to dust, Heavens will this message Reach your heart if it must. Beautiful poem like this one, can only be replied with inspiration, by another poet.

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trinity 28 September 2018

who is the author of this poem? it's so beautiful!

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Rajnish Manga 21 November 2016

Lovely philosophical thoughts and wishes that could not be expressed at the time of one's death. Loved reading the poem. Thanks.

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Sriranji Aratisankar 29 August 2016

deep and thinkable... enjoyable....

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Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale

Missouri / United States
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