poet Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale

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I Am Not Yours

I am not yours, not lost in you,
Not lost, although I long to be
Lost as a candle lit at noon,
Lost as a snowflake in the sea.

You love me, and I find you still
A spirit beautiful and bright,
Yet I am I, who long to be
Lost as a light is lost in light.

Oh plunge me deep in love--put out
My senses, leave me deaf and blind,
Swept by the tempest of your love,
A taper in a rushing wind.

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (3/2/2020 4:19:00 AM)

    You love me, and I find you still
    A spirit beautiful and bright,
    Yet I am I, who long to be
    Lost as a light is lost in light.
    .../// beautiful loving expression; fantastic poem shared

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (3/2/2020 3:11:00 AM)

    such a beautiful great feelings......greatly penned.......great 10++

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  • sharon (2/28/2018 11:49:00 AM)

    stupid all of it plain hurtful stupid a lot of grief for someone that i will never know or at least i dont think so

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    lissiemariah_14(2/1/2019 9:50:00 AM)

    how is it stupid bcuz thats not wat im understanding poetry is about how u feel inside and out its like all of ur feelings just poor out on a peice of paper and u letting them go...... so plz help me understand

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  • sharon (12/24/2017 1:13:00 PM)

    well of course you deserve to be a free spirit how would i know that i left any impression not all that observant it never occured to me no one had ever really paid attenion / wonder why wow i was so wrong /i was going to ask help but who would believe that he was going to try to kill me /////it is all my fault

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  • sharon (12/15/2017 1:30:00 AM)

    dont finish my sentence yikes

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (11/21/2016 11:16:00 PM)

    I am enamored by the captivating beauty of this love poem studded with exquisite expressions and is sweetly rhymed. Thanks. I quote:
    Yet I am I, who long to be
    Lost as a light is lost in light.

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  • Unnamed Unnamed (9/14/2015 7:17:00 AM)

    Has such a nice rhythm and rhyme...and then you hit that final word. Haha. I hate when poets use similarly spelled words and think it's a substitute for similar-sounding words.

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (5/29/2015 5:35:00 PM)

    AND I am going to add Sara to my favorite poets list.

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (5/29/2015 5:33:00 PM)

    Wow! One of the best love poems ever. I'm not really a fan of love poems usually, but I may just add this one to my favorites list.

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (5/29/2015 4:59:00 PM)

    Piece of great elegance, subtly penned in romantic diction to capture it's deep of insight and essence of the poem. A beautiful romantic and love poem indeed. Superb! Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON.10/10

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  • Mr. M Jamal (5/29/2015 4:12:00 PM)

    Smooth, plain and fantastic flow of words. Love the stanzas! Just splendid!

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  • John Richter (5/29/2015 7:35:00 AM)

    Incredibly beautiful. How wonderfully tender. Sara is truly one of the greatest spirits ever to have lived...

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  • Paul SebastianPaul Sebastian (5/29/2015 6:29:00 AM)

    A beautiful expression of love. Every line is superbly written. The last stanza is an intense sum up. I was deeply moved.

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  • Paul SebastianPaul Sebastian (5/29/2015 6:27:00 AM)

    A beautiful expression of love: 'Long to be lost as a light is lost in light'. Every line is superbly written. The last stanza is an intense sum up:

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  • Paul SebastianPaul Sebastian (5/29/2015 6:23:00 AM)

    A beautiful expression of love: 'Long to be lost as a light is lost in light'. Every line is superbly written. The last stanza is an intense sum up:
    Oh plunge me deep in love- put out
    My senses, leave me deaf and blind,
    Swept by the tempest of your love,
    A taper in a rushing wind.

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  • Naida Nepascua SupnetNaida Nepascua Supnet (5/29/2015 5:11:00 AM)

    A passionate love willing to take the plunge in being loved
    ST is as always a passionate woman.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (5/29/2015 4:58:00 AM)

    Nice thought with emotional love.

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  • Captain Herbert PoetryCaptain Herbert Poetry (5/29/2015 12:53:00 AM)

    Full of emotions and beautiful in every stanzas.
    Superb write

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    M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal(7/7/2016 1:28:00 PM)

    I agree...

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  • Captain Herbert PoetryCaptain Herbert Poetry (5/29/2015 12:52:00 AM)

    Full of emotions and beautiful in every stanzas

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  • Lindbergh HughesLindbergh Hughes (11/8/2009 3:57:00 AM)

    She is fantastic! C'est magnifiqué! !

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