Sara Teasdale

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

The Kiss - Poem by Sara Teasdale

I hoped that he would love me,
And he has kissed my mouth,
But I am like a stricken bird
That cannot reach the south.

For though I know he loves me,
To-night my heart is sad;
His kiss was not so wonderful
As all the dreams I had.


Comments about The Kiss by Sara Teasdale

  • Sylvaonyema UbaSylvaonyema Uba (4/21/2018 10:07:00 AM)

    ...he has kissed my mouth.

    An octave stanza
    Structured in two quatrains.

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  • Doran EllisDoran Ellis (6/3/2017 9:48:00 AM)

    love this a nice poem (Report)Reply

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  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (9/17/2015 7:41:00 PM)

    Reality cannot always attain the beauty of dreams aspired to. (Report)Reply

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (9/17/2015 5:14:00 PM)

    Of all the comments below, David Wood said it best. Pretty much what I was going to say. Thanks, David. (Report)Reply

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  • Akachukwu LekwauwaAkachukwu Lekwauwa (9/17/2015 7:14:00 AM)

    this poem is so moving (Report)Reply

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  • Kinyua KaranjaKinyua Karanja (9/17/2015 5:15:00 AM)

    Sometimes we tend to be so optimistic and set our expectations so higher in love and relationships, this is dangerous when face the real thing. Nice poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (9/17/2015 3:37:00 AM)

    Love and lust! Common on earth. Nice work. (Report)Reply

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  • Seema JayaramanSeema Jayaraman (9/17/2015 3:17:00 AM)

    A very honest writing...rarely seen (Report)Reply

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  • David WoodDavid Wood (9/17/2015 1:10:00 AM)

    This is truly delightful and sums up our expectations when they fall short of reality. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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