Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Garden / Sara Teasdale

The Garden

My heart is a garden tired with autumn,
   Heaped with bending asters and dahlias heavy and dark,
In the hazy sunshine, the garden remembers April,
   The drench of rains and a snow-drop quick and clear as a spark;

Daffodils blowing in the cold wind of morning,
   And golden tulips, goblets holding the rain—
The garden will be hushed with snow, forgotten soon, forgotten—
   After the stillness, will spring come again?

Sara Teasdale
from Flame and Shadow, 1920

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada, the United States, and the European Union]

Sara Teasdale biography

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