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Sara Teasdale
Sara Teasdale
Born in 1884, Sara Trevor Teasdale's work was characterized by its simplicity and clarity and her use of classical forms...
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After Love

 
by Sara Teasdale

There is no magic any more,
      We meet as other people do,
You work no miracle for me
      Nor I for you.

You were the wind and I the sea—
      There is no splendor any more,
I have grown listless as the pool
      Beside the shore.

But though the pool is safe from storm
      And from the tide has found surcease,
It grows more bitter than the sea,
      For all its peace.



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