7
March

The Look – Sarah Teasdale

Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale (1884-1933) was an American poet best known for her well-crafted lyrical poetry. Though many viewed her poetry as unsophisticated it was full of color and emotion. This simple poem, ‘The Look’ is an excellent example of her work. Sara, like a number of other poets suffered from depression and disillusionment and, sadly, took her own life in 1933.

The Look

Strephon kissed me in the spring,
Robin in the fall,
But Colin only looked at me
And never kissed at all.

Strephon’s kiss was lost in jest,
Robin’s lost in play,
But the kiss in Colin’s eyes
Haunts me night and day.

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5
March

Micropoetry 3/5/12

out of sight, out of mind
isn’t that what they say?
but that isn’t what I find
while missing you each day

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2
March

Bridle Trail, San Juan Capistrano

Bridle Trail

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1
March

“Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry bypasses rational thought and goes straight to the limbic system and lights it up like a brushfire. It’s the crack cocaine of the literary world.” – Jasper Fforde

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