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Night, by Sara Teasdale

It's fun poking around in anthologies and page-a-day calendars. I keep finding "new" poets to read and love.

Here's a poem from Sara Teasdale, an American poet born in St. Louis, Missouri near the end of the nineteenth century. I'll be looking for more of her work to read (and most of it is available free online, as she is well out of copyright).

Night
by Sara Teasdale

Stars over snow,
  And in the west a planet
Swinging below a star—
  Look for a lovely thing and you will find it,
It is not far—
  It never will be far.






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liz_scanlon
Nov. 20th, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC)
look for a lovely thing and you will find it....
That is delicious...
kellyrfineman
Nov. 20th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
Isn't it?
jenny_moss
Nov. 20th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
That is beautiful.
kellyrfineman
Nov. 20th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
I think so, too.
docstymie
Nov. 20th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
she was inducted into The St. Louis Walk of Fame. Maybe next time we're down there I can snap a photo of her star on the sidewalk for you.
kellyrfineman
Nov. 20th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
I saw that on Wikipedia.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 20th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
I love this, too. May I just link to this post for Poetry Friday? 'Cause I was pondering a great thanksgiving poem, and this is it.

Jules, 7-Imp
kellyrfineman
Nov. 20th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
Link away, Jules.
susanwrites
Nov. 21st, 2007 12:20 am (UTC)
Her name sounds so familar that now I am going to have to go search out her poems and see if there is one that is stuck in my memory for some reason. thanks for posting this.
kellyrfineman
Nov. 21st, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you've heard of her before. I'd heard her name, too, but couldn't recall why. But when I found the poem back on September 25th in my page-a-day calendar, it sang to me, and I kept the page around.
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kellyrfineman
Nov. 21st, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Isn't that wonderful?
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