I Am Not Yours Poem by Sara Teasdale

I Am Not Yours

Rating: 3.6


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.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
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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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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Kim Barney 29 May 2015

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

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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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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

Missouri / United States
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