It was April when you came
The first time to me,
And my first look in your eyes
Was like my first look at the sea.

We have been together
Four Aprils now
Watching for the green
On the swaying willow bough;

Yet whenever I turn
To your gray eyes over me,
It is as though I looked
For the first time at the sea.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Sara Teasdale's poem Gray Eyes


  1. Cris says:

    Sara Teasdale died in 1933

  2. Kelly says:

    This poem was so romantic! It talks about her love at first sight and how she remembers that every time she looks into the eyes of the man she loves! It was amazing and touching. I love it!

  3. katie says:

    that was a great poen. i loved it. i have gray eyes myself and i always thought i was a misfit. but after reading your poem, i realized that having gray eys can be a romantic thing. thanx!

  4. Megan McMahon says:

    Omg, i absolutly loved this poem. It is sooo romantic. The fact that every time she looks into the eyes of the man she loves, she gets the same feeling is so great. I love the author for writting this poem!!! Thsnks so much. I will remember it alwyas!!!!

  5. Meg says:

    I think this is a wonderful poem. It tell us that when she met him for the 1st time that it was love at first sight! Then later in the poem she tells us that although she has been with this same man for some time that each time she looks at him she falls in love all over again. To be that is a very romantic poem. It reminds me of my fiance and our relationship. This is such a wonderful poem!

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