Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday Poetry Blogging

Since There Is No Escape
~Sara Teasdale

Since there is no escape, since at the end
My body will be utterly destroyed,
This hand I love as I have loved a friend,
This body I tended, wept with and enjoyed;
Since there is no escape even for me
Who love life with a love too sharp to bear:
The scent of orchards in the rain, the sea
And hours alone too still and sure for prayer—
Since darkness waits for me, then all the more
Let me go down as waves sweep to the shore
In pride, and let me sing with my last breath;
In these few hours of light I lift my head;
Life is my lover—I shall leave the dead
If there is any way to baffle death.

Picture found here.


Sarah said...

Good poetry is so hard to find, except from here!

Teacats said...

Shadows "The Witches Bottle"

An excellent short children's TV program from the 70s -- written by Stewart Farrar .... there were MANy excellent paranormal programs in Britain during that time. Just thought I'd share ...