Sara Teasdale

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

After Love - Poem by Sara Teasdale

There is no magic any more,
We meet as other people do,
You work no miracle for me
Nor I for you.

You were the wind and I the sea -
There is no splendor any more,
I have grown listless as the pool
Beside the shore.

But though the pool is safe from storm
And from the tide has found surcease,
It grows more bitter than the sea,
For all its peace.


Comments about After Love by Sara Teasdale

  • Kevin Patrick (6/28/2019 2:14:00 PM)

    The aftermath of passion and its embers, best break up poem ever. (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (6/28/2019 1:47:00 PM)

    You were the wind and I the sea -
    There is no splendor any more,
    I have grown listless as the pool
    Beside the shore. a very fine poem. tony
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  • (6/28/2019 11:54:00 AM)

    An outstanding poem throwing light on the aftermath in the lives of a lover and his beloved and vice a versa after lapse of a long period and dwindling affinity between them though they share life as life partners.Well deserved modern poem of the Day. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/28/2019 11:25:00 AM)

    Broken love and lost splendor at times grows bitter than the sea. wonderful imagery (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (6/28/2019 9:38:00 AM)

    Excellent poetry. Enjoyed thoroughly. Very nicely done. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/28/2019 8:51:00 AM)

    Lost love! ! No more magic words.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/28/2019 1:19:00 AM)

    You were the wind and I the sea /// love there is as an eternal relation (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (6/28/2019 12:57:00 AM)

    One of the best poems by Sara Teasdale...... (Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb Alfateh (6/28/2019 12:43:00 AM)

    There is no magic any more,
    We meet as other people do,
    You work no miracle for me
    Nor I for you.


    magic
    magic
    there is you
    there is love
    there is magic

    great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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  • Cheryl Tutaan (6/21/2017 12:19:00 PM)

    Sad...but absolutely true...thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Sriranji Aratisankar (8/29/2016 11:49:00 PM)

    You were the wind and I the sea -
    There is no splendor any more,
    I have grown listless as the pool
    Beside the shore.
    excellent....
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  • Leslie Sharp (12/15/2014 1:00:00 PM)

    I feel some love we are better off without! Only hurtful. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/11/2010 4:26:00 AM)

    Such magic such love has ended. It seems without the wind and the sea, the choice of the pool proves ill taken. Is Vachel Lindsey the sea and Sarah Teasdale the pool? The pool obviously needs the storms of the sea not sanctuary. (Report)Reply

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  • Lindbergh Hughes (10/25/2009 7:12:00 AM)

    Brilliant! I love Sara Teasdale... (Report)Reply

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  • Faith Brigham (9/2/2009 12:10:00 AM)

    a remarkable poem filled with raw reality (Report)Reply

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  • (1/1/2008 10:52:00 PM)

    This is one of my favorites of Sara Teasdale she seems to have the ability to write to the core of life at times, very bitter/sweet.

    Bonnie
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Friday, July 3, 2015


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