Love Songs by Sara Teasdale

Dec 22

I really enjoy the poetry of Sara Teasdale so I decided to read one her books, Love Songs which is a compilation of poems. In it Sara swept me away with powerful poetry of love, of life, of her surroundings. She feels things deeply and writes her pain in a way many of us can relate. Her work is intense and emotional. Colored darker than many but still worth the read. I devoured these poems so quickly I decided to get her other book the Rivers to the Sea. The second compilation of poems included some of the poems in Love Songs but it had many a lot more prose as well. Overall, I do not regret reading these two short books by Sara Teasdale. If you get a chance and you happen to like poetry, you should read her work.

I will leave you one of Sara Teasdale’s poems…

I Would Live In Your Love

I would live in your love as the sea-grasses live in the sea,
Borne up by each wave as it passes,
drawn down by each wave that recedes;
I would empty my soul of the dreams that have gathered in me,
I would beat with your heart as it beats,
I would follow your soul as it leads.

Love Songs

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