Sara Teasdale

(8 August 1884 – 29 January 1933 / Missouri)

The Voice


Atoms as old as stars,
Mutation on mutation,
Millions and millions of cells
Dividing yet still the same,
From air and changing earth,
From ancient Eastern rivers,
From turquoise tropic seas,
Unto myself I came.

My spirit like my flesh
Sprang from a thousand sources,
From cave-man, hunter and shepherd,
From Karnak, Cyprus, Rome;

The living thoughts in me
Spring from dead men and women,
Forgotten time out of mind
And many as bubbles of foam.

Here for a moment's space
Into the light out of darkness,
I come and they come with me
Finding words with my breath;

From the wisdom of many life-times
Seek for Beauty, she only
Fights with man against Death!"

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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  • Veteran Poet - 4,555 Points * Sunprincess * (8/23/2014 8:41:00 PM)

    My spirit like my flesh
    Sprang from a thousand sources,
    From cave-man, hunter and shepherd,
    From Karnak, Cyprus, Rome;

    The living thoughts in me
    Spring from dead men and women,
    Forgotten time out of mind
    And many as bubbles of foam.

    Here for a moment's space
    Into the light out of darkness,
    I come and they come with me
    Finding words with my breath;
    .........................................~~~~~~~~~~~ a true masterpiece ~~~~~~~~~~~~~...... (Report) Reply

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