Sara Teasdale

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

Sara Teasdale
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Sara Trevor Teasdale was born on August 8, 1884 in St. Louis Missouri. She was the youngest child of Mary Elizabeth Willard and John Warren Teasdale. At the time of Sara's birth, Mary was 40, and John was 45. Teasdale had three other siblings. She had two brothers; George, who was the oldest child at 20, and John Warren Jr., was was 14. Teasdale also had a sister, named Mary (she was fondly called "Maime"), and she was 17. Mary loved her sister Sara and took very good care of her. Sara was named after her grandmother. Teasdale's first word was "pretty". According to her mother, Sara's love of pretty things was what inspired her poetry.

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  • “Stephen kissed me in the spring,
    Robin in the fall,
    But Colin only looked at me
    And never kissed at all.

    Stephen’s kiss was lost in jest,
    Robin’s lost in pl...
    Sara Teasdale, The Collected Poems
  • ''“It is strange how often a heart must be broken
    Before the years can make it wise.” ''
    Sara Teasdale, The Collected Poems
  • ''“You will recognize your own path
    when you come upon it
    because you will suddenly have all the energy
    and imagination you will ever need.” ''
    Sara Teasdale
  • “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 <...
    Sara Teasdale, Love Songs
  • ''“I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.” ''
    Sara Teasdale
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  • mary n. (9/5/2018 5:15:00 PM)

    what is one on her most famous poems

  • Ms. I, English Teacher (7/5/2018 2:36:00 PM)

    One of my students used this source for a project. I had to mark her down drastically due to the inaccuracy and biased interpretation of Sara Teasdale's life. There is a multitude of examples in which this biography crosses the line from objective into subjective. Never have I read such a poorly-educated interpretation of Sara Teasdale's life. I'm incredibly disappointed. If only my student had checked her sources...

  • student (5/3/2018 4:18:00 AM)

    this woman sucks a lot

  • emmas friend (5/3/2018 4:16:00 AM)

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  • emma and a fifth character (5/3/2018 4:15:00 AM)

    like for the people that acctually like this poet, have you ever tried analysing and writing an assignment about one of her poems?
    it's hard.

  • kelsey (4/30/2018 9:11:00 PM)

    okay :) thanks for everything ig

  • Jeremy Johnson (4/9/2018 12:19:00 PM)

    She did not commit suicide. Coroner reports it was an accident after conducting an autopsy. Wikipedia also has its facts wrong. See the archived NY Times column in the link below.

    https: //www.nytimes.com/1933/01/31/archives/finds-sara-teasdale-died-accidentally-norris-sets-at-rest-suspicion.html

  • Tide pods (3/21/2018 9:47:00 AM)

    This lady sucks. I’m only doing this for a language arts assignment.

  • your name (3/19/2018 11:58:00 AM)

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  • your name (3/19/2018 11:57:00 AM)

    these peoms suck. the only reason i'm reading them is for a class

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Best Poem of Sara Teasdale

Advice To A Girl

No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed;
Lay that on your heart,
My young angry dear;
This truth, this hard and precious stone,
Lay it on your hot cheek,
Let it hide your tear.
Hold it like a crystal
When you are alone
And gaze in the depths of the icy stone.
Long, look long and you will be blessed:
No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed.

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