Sara Teasdale

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

After Parting - Poem by Sara Teasdale

Oh I have sown my love so wide
That he will find it everywhere;
It will awake him in the night,
It will enfold him in the air.

I set my shadow in his sight
And I have winged it with desire,
That it may be a cloud by day
And in the night a shaft of fire.


Comments about After Parting by Sara Teasdale

  • Obigod Chidi Cece (4/24/2017 10:39:00 AM)


    Good poem. Indeed that kind of love. (Report) Reply

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  • Sriranji Aratisankar (8/29/2016 11:51:00 PM)


    I set my shadow in his sight
    And I have winged it with desire,
    That it may be a cloud by day
    And in the night a shaft of fire.

    excellent..
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  • (6/20/2009 3:08:00 PM)


    Yes, she has cast her net and I am ensnared,
    By day her cloud surrounds me,
    And, by night I am sleep impaired.
    HRL
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  • (1/31/2005 10:27:00 PM)


    I think this is a very innovative poem in terms of content. Love here is tangible, i.e. wide, shaft of fire, etc. The ending is quite a startling image. The form of the poem is an excellent use of traditional versification. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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