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Sara Teasdale
Flame and Shadow



FLAME AND SHADOW
BY
SARA TEASDALE
Author of "Rivers to the Sea," "Love Songs," etc.
New YorkTHE MACMILLAN COMPANY

TO E.
"Reçois la flamme ou l'ombre
De tous mes jours."

Acknowlegements Thanks are due to the editors of "An American Miscellany," published by Harcourt, Brace and Howe Company, Harper's Monthly , The Century , Scribner's Magazine , Poetry and other publications for their permission to reprint some of the following poems.
For permission to set any of the poems to music, application should be made to the author.

Biographical Notes

Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
Teasdale was born in St. Louis, Missouri, where she attended a school that was founded by the grandfather of another great poet from St. Louis -- T. S. Eliot. She later associated herself more with New York City. Her first book of poems was "Sonnets to Duse" (1907), but "Helen of Troy" (1911) was the true launch of her career, followed by "Rivers to the Sea" (1915), "Love Songs" (1917), "Flame and Shadow" (1920) and more. Her final volume, "Strange Victory", is considered by many to be predictive of her suicide in 1933.

From an anthology of verse by Jessie B. Rittenhouse (1913, 1917)

"Teasdale, Sara (Mrs. Ernst B. Filsinger). Born in St. Louis, Missouri, August 10, 1884. Educated at privatorn in St. Louis, Missouri, August 10, 1884. Educated at private schools. She is the author of "Sonnets to Duse", 1907; "Helen of Troy, and Other Poems", 1911; "Rivers to the Sea", 1915; "Love Songs", 1917. Editor of "The Answering Voice: A Hundred Love Lyrics by Women", 1917. Miss Teasdale is a lyric poet of an unusually pure and spontaneous gift."


I
Blue Squills
Stars
What Do I Care?
Meadowlarks
Driftwood
"I Have Loved Hours at Sea"
August Moonrise

II Memories
Places
Old Tunes
"Only in Sleep"
Redbirds
Sunset: St.Louis
The Coin
The Voice

III
Day and Night
Compensation
I Remembered
"Oh You Are Coming"
The Return
Gray Eyes
The Net
The Mystery

IV In a Hospital
Open Windows
The New Moon
Eight O'Clock
Lost Things
Pain
The Broken Field
The Unseen
A Prayer

V
Spring Torrents
"I Know the Stars"
Understanding
Nightfall
"It Is Not a Word"
"My Heart Is Heavy"
The Nights Remember
"Let It Be Forgotten"

VI The Dark Cup
May Day
"Since There Is No Escape"
"The Dreams of My Heart"
A Little While
The Garden
The Wine
In a Cuban Garden
"If I Must Go"

VII
In Spring, Santa Barbara
White Fog
Arcturus
Moonlight
Morning Song
Gray Fog
Bells
Lovely Chance

VIII
There Will Come Soft Rains
In a Garden
Nahunt
Winter Stars
A Boy
Winter Dusk

IX By the Sea
The Unchanging
June Night
"Like Barley Bending"
"Oh Day of Fire and Sun"
"I Thought of You"
On the Dunes
Spray
If Death is Kind

X
Thoughts
Faces
Evening: New York
Snowfall
The Silent Battle
The Sanctuary
At Sea
Dust
The Long Hill

XI
Summer Storm
In the End
"It Will Not Change"
Change
Water Lilies
"Did You Never Know?"
The Treasure
The Storm

XII Songs for Myself
The Tree
At Midnight
Song Making
Alone
Red Maples
Debtor
The Wind in the Hemlock
Personae

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