Sara Teasdale

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

Sara Teasdale Quotes

  • ''“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 play,
    But the kiss in Colin’s eyes
    Haunts me night and day.” ''
    Sara Teasdale, The Collected Poems
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  • ''“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
    A spirit beautiful and bright,
    Yet I am I, who long to be
    Lost as a light is lost in light.” ''
    Sara Teasdale, Love Songs
  • ''“I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.” ''
    Sara Teasdale
  • ''“When I am dead, and over me bright April
    Shakes out her rain drenched hair,
    Tho you should lean above me broken hearted,
    I shall not care.
    For I shall have peace.
    As leafey trees are peaceful
    When rain bends down the bough.
    And I shall be more silent and cold hearted
    Than you are now”''
    Sara Teasdale
  • ''“I shall have peace, as leafy trees are peaceful
    When rain bends down the bough;
    And I shall be more silent and cold-hearted
    Than you are now.” ''
    Sara Teasdale, Rivers to the Sea
  • ''“I saw a star slide down the sky
    Blinding the north as it went by
    Too buring and too quick to hold
    Too lovely to be bought or sold
    Good only to make wishes on
    And then forever to be gone” ''
    Sara Teasdale
  • ''“Faults

    They came to tell your faults to me, They named them over one by one; I laughed aloud when they were done, I knew them all so well before,-- Oh, they were blind, too blind to see Your faults had made me love you more.” ''
    Sara Teasdale, Love Songs
  • ''“No one worth possessing can quite be possessed” ''
    Sara Teasdale

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Best Poem of Sara Teasdale

Barter

Life has loveliness to sell,
All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
Soaring fire that sways and sings,
And children's faces looking up,
Holding wonder like a cup.

Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like the curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit's still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.

Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a ...

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Spring In War Time

I feel the Spring far off, far off,
The faint far scent of bud and leaf--
Oh how can Spring take heart to come
To a world in grief,
Deep grief?

The sun turns north, the days grow long,
Later the evening star grows bright--
How can the daylight linger on

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