Sara Teasdale

(8 August 1884 – 29 January 1933 / Missouri)

"What Do I Care?"


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.

But what do I care, for love will be over so soon,
Let my heart have its say and my mind stand idly by,
For my mind is proud and strong enough to be silent,
It is my heart that makes my songs, not I.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Do you like this poem?
2 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: spring, fire, heart, love, song, dream

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem ("What Do I Care?" by Sara Teasdale )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. As you rightly say, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  2. Game of Dark and Bright, Aftab Alam
  3. Apparition of the Virgin, Ron Slate
  4. Granite City, Ron Slate
  5. General Sweeney Dies at 84, Ron Slate
  6. Respect the truth, men, gajanan mishra
  7. Respect truth, gajanan mishra
  8. Reunion, Ron Slate
  9. Save Your Questions, David Griebel
  10. Comfort, Alexandra Motschmann

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. On the Pulse of Morning, Maya Angelou
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. A Song of Enchantment, Walter de la Mare
  10. Some One, Walter de la Mare

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]