After Love Poem by Sara Teasdale

After Love

Rating: 3.7


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 OF THE POEM
Faith Brigham 02 September 2009

a remarkable poem filled with raw reality

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Lindbergh Hughes 25 October 2009

Brilliant! I love Sara Teasdale...

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Bonnie Collins 01 January 2008

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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Terence George Craddock 11 February 2010

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.

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Leslie Sharp 15 December 2014

I feel some love we are better off without! Only hurtful.

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Mahtab Bangalee 02 March 2020

It grows more bitter than the sea, For all its peace. /// after the love everything sometimes suppose to drink the bitterness of earth and sometimes suppose to living in the highest kingdom of paradise; the feelings of love such wonderful power that it can either kill or immortalize ///

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Adeeb Alfateh 02 March 2020

such a beautiful loving poem........great

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Chinedu Dike 10 October 2019

Well expressed thoughts in persuasive poetic expressions with artistic brilliance...........................................

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Kevin Patrick 28 June 2019

The aftermath of passion and its embers, best break up poem ever.

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Dr Antony Theodore 28 June 2019

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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Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale

Missouri / United States
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