Poet: Sara Teasdale
Comment 2 of 2, added on May 6th, 2010 at 5:07 PM.
As in her poem “Blue Squills,” Sara Teasdale pictures things in nature as being eternal, quite unlike human life. She appears to have no belief in everlasting life for the human soul. She is obviously speaking to a man that she loves, and the implication of the first stanza is clearly that just as the moon was made for the sky to hold, so I was made for you to hold. The second stanza states the idea that the moon and sky are eternal; therefore their embrace will last forever, but we are not like them. We have only tonight, only a very brief time to love each other. The suggestion is surely that we should not waste these precious moments and this opportunity for love.
from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on May 1st, 2006 at 10:57 AM.
Caroline from Costa Rica
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