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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sara Teasdale

I'm up with the birds this morning and I have a day ahead that is looking like a mountain to climb, nevertheless poetry is on my mind to help me through!

Did You Never Know? by Sara Teasdale

Did you never know, long ago, how much you loved me—
That your love would never lessen and never go?
You were young then, proud and fresh-hearted,
You were too young to know.

 Fate is a wind, and red leaves fly before it
Far apart, far away in the gusty time of year—
Seldom we meet now, but when I hear you speaking,
I know your secret, my dear, my dear.


  1. Another poem by Sara:

    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.

    Sara Teasdale

  2. that's great advice, like that poem very much too