Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
August 17th, 2017 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 326,437 comments.
Analysis and comments on Blue Squills by Sara Teasdale

Comment 1 of 1, added on May 6th, 2010 at 4:49 PM.

Sara Teasdale sees the white blossoms of the cherry tree and the blue
squills as symbols of eternity, since they existed for many centuries
before she knew them, and they will still be blooming long after she is
gone. She yearns for this same type of eternity, which is denied to her.
(The poem indicates that she does not believe in everlasting life for the
human soul.) She calls upon the blossoms, flaming in their shimmering
beauty, to burn and scar her, to sear their images into her memory so
deeply that somehow they will still be with her throughout her “endless

Leonard Wilson from United States

Share |

Information about Blue Squills

Poet: Sara Teasdale
Poem: Blue Squills
Volume: Flame and Shadow
Added: May 7 2003
Viewed: 3868 times
Poem of the Day: Oct 19 2006

Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: Blue Squills
By: Sara Teasdale

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Teasdale Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links