I Am Not Yours Poem by Sara Teasdale

I Am Not Yours

Rating: 3.8

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.

I Am Not Yours
Kim Barney 29 May 2015

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 Dike 29 May 2015

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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Unnamed Unnamed 14 September 2015

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 Barney 29 May 2015

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

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Mahtab Bangalee 02 March 2020

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 Alfateh 02 March 2020

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

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sharon 28 February 2018

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 01 February 2019

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 24 December 2017

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 15 December 2017

dont finish my sentence yikes

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Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale

Missouri / United States
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