You took my empty dreams
And filled them every one
With tenderness and nobleness,
April and the sun.

The old empty dreams
Where my thoughts would throng
Are far too full of happiness
To even hold a song.

Oh, the empty dreams were dim
And the empty dreams were wide,
They were sweet and shadowy houses
Where my thoughts could hide.

But you took my dreams away
And you made them all come true —
My thoughts have no place now to play,
And nothing now to do.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Sara Teasdale's poem Houses Of Dreams


  1. Frieda Snow says:

    I feel this poem is very childlike, as a child can blame without reason just like the poet blame her lover to fill her heart with happiness so that she cannot have any more to dream of. But in fact, the poet was not really blame her lover, she only use this tone to let us feel the great love she has from her lover which make a big difference for her life. This poem make me feel sad and warm at the same time. Sad, for the empty life of the poet and warm for the love she has from her lover.

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  3. Amber Clark says:

    This poem is really cool. I enjoyed reading it.

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