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Sara Teasdale - The Ghost

I went back to the clanging city,
 I went back where my old loves stayed,
But my heart was full of my new love's glory,
 My eyes were laughing and unafraid.

I met one who had loved me madly
 And told his love for all to hear --
But we talked of a thousand things together,
 The past was buried too deep to fear.

I met the other, whose love was given
 With never a kiss and scarcely a word --
Oh, it was then the terror took me
 Of words unuttered that breathed and stirred.

Oh, love that lives its life with laughter
 Or love that lives its life with tears
Can die -- but love that is never spoken
 Goes like a ghost through the winding years. . . .

I went back to the clanging city,
 I went back where my old loves stayed,
My heart was full of my new love's glory, --
 But my eyes were suddenly afraid.

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Poet: Sara Teasdale
Poem: The Ghost

Comment 5 of 5, added on February 27th, 2012 at 10:17 PM.
The Ghost

can anyone tell me why this poem is not included in the collected poems of sara teasdale (buccneer books)?

Li ZHENG from China
Comment 4 of 5, added on October 1st, 2007 at 7:50 PM.

Honestly, Don't comment a poem without knowing anything about the poet. No offense, but I'm sure Sara can't go global from her grave, nor can she appreciate you "best of luck." Sara Teasdale killed herself many many years ago people.

Kristin from United States
Comment 3 of 5, added on May 12th, 2006 at 10:17 AM.

that was a very interesting poem.

Darryl from United States

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