Love poems The Answer by Sara Teasdale romantic poetry art

The Answer


When I go back to earth
And all my joyous body
Puts off the red and white
That once had been so proud,
If men should pass above
With false and feeble pity,
My dust will find a voice
To answer them aloud:

“Be still, I am content,
Take back your poor compassion,
Joy was a flame in me
Too steady to destroy;
Lithe as a bending reed
Loving the storm that sways her—
I found more joy in sorrow
Than you could find in joy.”

Love Poem by Sara Teasdale

Love Art – The Quadrangular Passion Flower from The Temple of Flora (1807) by Robert John Thornton. Original from Biodiversity Heritage Library.

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