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Sara Teasdale

Updated: Oct 1, 2019

Sara Teasdale (August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933) was an American lyric poet.

Some of her work anticipated modern feminist verse and the intimate, autobiographical style known as confessional poetry. A large number of Teasdale's poems deal with love and death. Many of the speakers in her lyrics are women who face the death or desertion of a loved one. They also face the fact of their own mortality with disillusionment, but not as cynics. Teasdale associated moral and spiritual beauty with the harmonies of the natural world.

https://allpoetry.com/Sara-Teasdale

I love Sara Teasdale's work.

I found her, in my case - by searching for public domain art.

Her topics vary, but she almost always writes in a song style.

I read through her works and it's a verse, it's a chorus, then another verse...

I combined two of her poems to create a lyric for a song on my forthcoming record, sung beautifully by Lucia Newell

Verse 1:

"What do I care, in the dreams and the languor of spring, that my songs do not show me at all?

For they are a fragrance,

and I am a flint and a fire.

I am an answer, they are only a call"

Sara Teasdale



Lucia Newell