Sara Teasdale

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

Sara Teasdale Quotes

  • ''“Let this single hour atone
    For the theft of all of me”''
    Sara Teasdale
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  • ''“Let me remember you, soon will the winter be on us,
    Snow-hushed and heartless.” ''
    Sara Teasdale, Rivers to the Sea
  • ''“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 breath of ecstasy
    Give all you have been, or could be.” ''
    Sara Teasdale, Love Songs
  • ''“I almost gave my life long ago for a thing
    That has gone to dust now, stinging my eyes—
    It is strange how often a heart must be broken
    Before the years can make it wise.” ''
    Sara Teasdale, Flame and Shadow
  • ''“ Oh, love that lives its life with laughter Or love that lives its life with tears Can die—but love that is never spoken Goes like a ghost through the winding years. . .”''
    Sara Teasdale, Love Songs
  • ''“And when you spoke to me, I did not know
    That to my lifes high altar came its priest.” ''
    Sara Teasdale, The Collected Poems
  • ''“I stood beside a hill
    Smooth with new-laid snow,
    A single star looked out
    From the cold evening glow.

    There was no other creature
    That saw what I could see -
    I stood and watched the evening star
    As long as it watched me.” ''
    Sara Teasdale

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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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In The Train

Fields beneath a quilt of snow
From which the rocks and stubble sleep,
And in the west a shy white star
That shivers as it wakes from deep.

The restless rumble of the train,
The drowsy people in the car,
Steel blue twilight in the world,
And in my heart a timid star.

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