Oh, there are eyes that he can see,
And hands to make his hands rejoice,
But to my lover I must be
Only a voice.

Oh, there are breasts to bear his head,
And lips whereon his lips can lie,
But I must be till I am dead
Only a cry.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Sara Teasdale's poem A Cry


  1. L says:

    the lover that cannot see her or hold hands with her is Vachel…the cry is Sara’s cry for marrying the wrong man and Vachel’s cry for not being able to “have” Sara.

  2. Latara says:

    I think this whole poem is about her life, because the last part was about her suicide, but it still explian her life with Ernst.

    Latara (blank)

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