|FLAME AND SHADOW|
Author of "Rivers to the Sea,"
"Love Songs," etc.
New YorkTHE MACMILLAN COMPANY
"Reçois la flamme ou l'ombre
De tous mes jours."
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.
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."