Sara Teasdale

1884 - 1933

A Quote by Sara Teasdale on songs, wine, and world

SONG You bound strong sandals on my feet, You gave me bread and wine, And sent me under sun and stars, For all the world was mine. Oh, take the sandals off my feet, You know not what you do, For all my world is in your arms, My sun and stars are you.

Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

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A Quote by Sara Teasdale on worth

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No one worth possessing can be quite possessed.

Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

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A Quote by Sara Teasdale on worth

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No one worth possessing  Can be quite possessed.

Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

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A Quote by Sara Teasdale on angels, boredom, christmas, gifts, gold, heaven, jesus, men, songs, and wine

Christmas Carol The kings they came from out the south, All dressed in ermine fine; They bore Him gold and chrysoprase, And gifts of precious wine. The shepherds came from out the north, Their coats were brown and old; They brought Him little new-born lambs- They had not any gold. The wise men came from out the east, And they were wrapped in white; The star that led them all the way Did glorify the night. The angels came from heaven high, And they were clad with wings; And lo, they brought a joyful song The host of heaven sings. The kings they knocked upon the door, The wise men entered in, The shepherds followed after them To hear the song begin. The angels sang through all the night Until the rising sun, But little Jesus fell asleep Before the song was done.

Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

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A Quote by Sara Teasdale on birth, death, joy, men, philosophy, songs, time, and words

THE PHILOSOPHER I saw him sitting in his door, Trembling as old men do; His house was old; his barn was old, And yet his eyes seemed new. His eyes had seen three times my years And kept a twinkle still, Though they had looked at birth and death And three graves on a hill. "I will sit down with you," I said, "And you will make me wise; Tell me how you have kept the joy Still burning in your eyes." Then like an old-time orator Impressively he rose; "I make the most of all that comes, The least of all that goes." The jingling rhythm of his words Echoes as old songs do, Yet this had kept his eyes alight Till he was ninety-two.

Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

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A Quote by Sara Teasdale on death, peace, silence, and suicide

[Suicide note to her lover who left her.] When I am dead, and over me bright April Shakes out her rain drenched hair, Tho you should lean above me broken hearted, I shall not care. For I shall have peace. As leafey trees are peaceful When rain bends down the bough. And I shall be more silent and cold hearted Than you are now.

Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

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A Quote by Sara Teasdale on children, gold, life, losing, love, music, peace, spirit, and wonder

Life has loveliness to sell, All beautiful and splendid things, Blue waves whitened on a cliff, Soaring fire that sways and sings And children's faces looking up Holding wonder like a cup. 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.

Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

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A Quote by Sara Teasdale on gold, heart, memory, and time

Into my heart's treasury I slipped a coin That Time cannot take Nor a thief purloin- O better than the minting Of a gold-crowned king Is the safe-kept memory Of a lovely thing.

Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

Source: The Coin

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