Sara Teasdale

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

The Flight - Poem by Sara Teasdale

Look back with longing eyes and know that I will follow,
Lift me up in your love as a light wind lifts a swallow,
Let our flight be far in sun or windy rain--
But what if I heard my first love calling me again?

Hold me on your heart as the brave sea holds the foam,
Take me far away to the hills that hide your home;
Peace shall thatch the roof and love shall latch the door--

But what if I heard my first love calling me once more?


Comments about The Flight by Sara Teasdale

  • (11/11/2015 8:02:00 PM)

    ......a most wonderful love poem....love this ★ (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (12/30/2008 2:58:00 AM)

    i think we'll always take the FLIGHT with that one person who loves us and not with the ones we once loved because it can't be...just can't be...for millions of reasons..; 0[... (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (12/30/2008 2:43:00 AM)

    my old time favorite poem of sara..... (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (4/9/2008 7:12:00 AM)

    I'm not sure where you got this to be 'The Flight' but it is definitely not it. 'The Flight, ' while about love, has symbolism in it where the eagles represent people in love.... (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
Read all 4 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: rain, peace, home, wind, sea, sun, light, love, heart



Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]