After Parting Poem by Sara Teasdale

After Parting

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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.

After Parting
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Shelley B. Keats 31 January 2005

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.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 12 September 2021

A wonderful poem of love so beautifully crafted and executed

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Manpreet Singh 28 June 2019

Love is not love that alters.....

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Obigod Chidi Cece 24 April 2017

Good poem. Indeed that kind of love.

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Sriranji Aratisankar 29 August 2016

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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Holt Louque 20 June 2009

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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Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale

Missouri / United States
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