Sara Teasdale

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

Child, Child

Poem by Sara Teasdale

Child, child, love while you can
The voice and the eyes and the soul of a man,
Never fear though it break your heart -
Out of the wound new joy will start;
Only love proudly and gladly and well
Though love be heaven or love be hell.

Child, child, love while you may,
For life is short as a happy day;
Never fear the thing you feel -
Only by love is life made real;
Love, for the deadly sins are seven,
Only through love will you enter heaven.


Comments about Child, Child by Sara Teasdale

  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (12/24/2015 7:31:00 PM)

    I like Sara Teasdale's straight shooting: Never fear the thing you feel -
    Only by love is life made real;(Report)Reply

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  • Gajanan MishraGajanan Mishra (2/2/2015 8:17:00 PM)

    Love is really everything, love is life, love is heaven. No love no life, very fine.(Report)Reply

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  • Gajanan MishraGajanan Mishra (2/2/2015 8:15:00 PM)

    Love is really everything, love is life, love is heaven. No love no life, very fine.(Report)Reply

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  • George SamuelGeorge Samuel (2/2/2015 7:31:00 PM)

    Love, for the deadly sin and seven. In seven ways we can please or offend, but it is only divine to to please.
    Nice piece of poetry thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • John Richter (2/2/2015 8:30:00 AM)

    I very much agree with Sara here, philosophically. Love is the path to heaven.(Report)Reply

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  • Natalie RamosNatalie Ramos (2/2/2015 7:54:00 AM)

    Really nice Poem and Straight to the point(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (2/2/2015 4:25:00 AM)

    A great poem on child and likes much.(Report)Reply

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  • Paul ReedPaul Reed (2/2/2015 2:42:00 AM)

    For life is short as a happy day. What a beautiful ine.(Report)Reply

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  • James MclainJames Mclain (10/15/2009 9:23:00 PM)

    'Lust', 'Gluttony', 'Greed', 'Sloth', 'Wrath', 'Envy', and 'Pride'.(Report)Reply

    5 person liked.
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  • Usama Mohamed (9/3/2009 6:31:00 PM)

    Wow A masterpiece. I'm in love with this poem(Report)Reply

    3 person liked.
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  • Nourhan Fayed (4/26/2009 4:39:00 PM)

    what are the 7 deadly sins?(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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