Love Songs

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Love Songs is the title poem in Teasdale's collection which earned the Pulitzer Prize in 1918. We feature it in our collection of Pulitzer Prize Poetry.
An illustration for the story Love Songs by the author Sara Teasdale
Wilhelm von Wright, Alauda arvensis, date unknown
An illustration for the story Love Songs by the author Sara Teasdale
Wilhelm von Wright, Alauda arvensis, date unknown
An illustration for the story Love Songs by the author Sara Teasdale
I have remembered beauty in the night,
Against black silences I waked to see
A shower of sunlight over Italy
And green Ravello dreaming on her height;
I have remembered music in the dark,
The clean swift brightness of a fugue of Bach's,
And running water singing on the rocks
When once in English woods I heard a lark.

But all remembered beauty is no more
Than a vague prelude to the thought of you.
You are the rarest soul I ever knew,
Lover of beauty, knightliest and best;
My thoughts seek you as waves that seek the shore,
And when I think of you, I am at rest.

Love Songs was featured as The Short Story of the Day on Wed, Aug 08, 2018

You may also enjoy the poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, who also died a tragic death early in life, To a Skylark.


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