Sara Teasdale

(8 August 1884 – 29 January 1933 / Missouri)

"Like Barley Bending"


Like barley bending
In low fields by the sea,
Singing in hard wind
Ceaselessly;

Like barley bending
And rising again,
So would I, unbroken,
Rise from pain;

So would I softly,
Day long, night long,
Change my sorrow
Into song.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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