The Old Maid Poem by Sara Teasdale

The Old Maid

Rating: 3.8


I saw her in a Broadway car,
The woman I might grow to be;
I felt my lover look at her
And then turn suddenly to me.

Her hair was dull and drew no light
And yet its color was as mine;
Her eyes were strangely like my eyes
Tho' love had never made them shine.

Her body was a thing grown thin,
Hungry for love that never came;
Her soul was frozen in the dark
Unwarmed forever by love's flame.

I felt my lover look at her
And then turn suddenly to me,--
His eyes were magic to defy
The woman I shall never be.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Anna 15 August 2022

Start working from home! Great work for-Ever, Stay at Home Moms OR anyone needs an extra income. Get started. You only need a computer and a reliable computer connection so don't get late try…… Worksful.com

0 0 Reply
Bri Edwards 14 August 2022

Especially stanza 3 reminds me of my good friend on PH, Lora Colon, and her lovelorn poems (she is no longer active her, alas) . bri : )

0 0 Reply
Nabakishore Dash 14 August 2022

Congrats revered Sara.

0 0 Reply
Richard Wlodarski 13 August 2022

Her resolve to not age like the Broadway star is so greatly strengthened by the mutual love she shares with her lover. This is such a powerful poem about requited and unrequited love. Well deserved POD. Congratulations, Sara on receiving this honour!

0 0 Reply
Chinedu Dike 13 August 2022

Nicely expressed thoughts and feelings, an interesting piece of poetry

1 0 Reply
READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale

Missouri / United States
Close
Error Success