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Love Songs | Sara Teasdale
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Love Songs | Sara Teasdale
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I have come to bury Love
Beneath a tree,
In the forest tall and black
Where none can see.

I shall put no flowers at his head,
Nor stone at his feet,
For the mouth I loved so much
Was bittersweet.

I shall go no more to his #grave,
For the woods are cold.
I shall gather as much of joy
As my hands can hold.

I shall stay all day in the sun
Where the wide winds blow,—
But oh, I shall cry at night
When none will know.


Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔💔💔 1y
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Love Songs | Sara Teasdale
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I said, "My youth is gone
Like a fire beaten out by the rain,
That will never sway and sing
Or play with the wind again."
I said, "It is no great sorrow
That quenched my youth in me,
But only little sorrows
Beating ceaselessly."
I thought my youth was gone,
But you returned—
Like a flame at the call of the wind
It leaped and burned;
Threw off its ashen cloak,
And gowned anew
Gave itself like a bride
Once more to you.
#QuotsyApr21 #Ember

Love Songs | Sara Teasdale
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#LovePrevails - Love Song: When I try to select the one song that sums up a prompt or an inquiry such as this, it is at that moment that I realize the immensity of my love affair with music. There are so many wonderful love songs that each impart a precious perfect memory...I could have made one thousand posts. But then I thought of this song and the way I feel every time that I hear it. How it almost stops the passage of time while Etta sings...

Nute ❤️Happy Valentine‘s Day Everyone!❤️ https://youtu.be/DtR0HLpH-pw (edited) 2y
Centique I love this song! 2y
Librariana Her voice is so mesmerizing! 💜 Happy love day to you as well, @Nute! 💕 2y
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Tamra Love Etta! 2y
tenar Happy Valentine‘s! I‘ve been loving your posts! 2y
Leftcoastzen What a wonderful artist ! This song just melts me ! Happy Love day to you too! 2y
KVanRead Fantastic ❤️ 2y
Come-read-with-me My husband and I danced to this after dinner tonight! Etta is the best ❤️ Have Valentine‘s to you! 2y
Eggs Dearly love this song🥰💝🥰 2y
batsy Beautiful description of Etta's power 💜 2y
Nute @Centique I do, too! I can listen to it on repeat for hours!💕 2y
Nute @Librariana I have many favorite female vocalists from back in that time era. She is definitely nearing the top of that list! 2y
Nute @Tamra Yes! Me, too! 2y
Nute @tenar Thank you! Litsy is such an inviting place that one often feels like each post is a conversation with lifelong friends.🙂 2y
Nute @Leftcoastzen I hope that I remember to refer to Valentine‘s Day as Love Day next year. I like that!🥰 Etta James‘s music melts me too! You and I would be two puddles on the floor it ever we were together listening to her sing.🙂 2y
Nute @KVanRead 💕 2y
Nute @Come-read-with-me How romantic, Ms. Paula!🥰Usually I recall the Obamas dancing to this song when I hear it, but now I shall think of Ms. Paula and her Honey! May the two of you have many more after-dinner-dancing-dates to great love songs!💕 2y
Nute @Eggs We continue to bond, Ms. Sherri, with similar taste in many areas!😊 2y
Nute @batsy Thank you, dear Friend! It‘s amazing how deeply a song can touch you and how much power is wielded over one‘s sensibilities by an artist‘s voice. I feel that you and I experience music in the same way like a necessity to harmonious living!💕 2y
Eggs @Nute Great minds...👍🏼😘. But her voice 🎶🎶.... so strong (edited) 2y
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Love Songs | Sara Teasdale
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#Dew by Sara Teasdale

As dew leaves the cobweb lightly
Threaded with stars,
Scattering jewels on the fence
And the pasture bars;
As dawn leaves the dry grass bright
And the tangled weeds
Bearing a rainbow gem
On each of their seeds;
So has your love, my lover,
Fresh as the dawn,
Made me a shining road
To travel on,
Set every common sight
Of tree or stone
Delicately alight
For me alone.


Love Songs | Sara Teasdale
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Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like a 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 breath of ecstasy
Give all you have been, or could be.

#Loving #QuotsyJun20

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Dreamily over the roofs
The cold spring rain is falling;
Out in the lonely tree
A bird is calling, calling.

Slowly over the earth
The wings of night are falling;
My heart like the bird in the tree
Is calling, calling, calling.

#Call #QuotsyJun20

gradcat This is lovely! 😊 3y
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Finally getting some #LitsyPartyofOne time in this morning! Sipping Canadian Breakfast tea from one of my favourite 🐧 mugs and enjoying Sara Teasdale‘s Love Songs on iBooks so I don‘t disturb Minerva 🤫 She fell asleep on my book while I was refilling my mug! These are a few of the poems I especially enjoyed 💕

MrBook 😻😻😻😻 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Love Songs | Sara Teasdale
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“But all remembered beauty is no more/Than a vague prelude to the thought of you—/You are the rarest soul I ever knew,/Lover of beauty, knightliest and #best;/My thoughts seek you as waves that seek the shore,/And when I think of you, I am at rest.” Dedication from “Love Songs” #PoetryMatters

TheSpineView 😍😍😍 3y
Lcsmcat ❤️ 3y
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Love Songs | Sara Teasdale
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Love Songs | Sara Teasdale
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Day 30: Leaves

Leaves by Sara Teasdale

#poetrymatters @TheSpineView @LazyDays

SharonGoforth Nice!!💕 4y
TheSpineView 😊 4y
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