Famous poems by »

Sara Trevor Teasdale was an American lyrical poet. She was born on august 8, 1884, in St. Louis, Missouri, and after her marriage in 1914 she went by the name Sara Teasdale Filsinger. Teasdale's first poem was published in Reedy's Mirror, a local newspaper, in 1907. Her first collection of poems, Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems, was published that same year. Teasdale's second collection of poems, Helen of Troy and Other Poems, was published in 1911. It was well received by critics, who praised its lyrical mastery and romantic subject matter. In the years 1911 to 1914, Teasdale was courted by several men, including poet Vachel Lindsay, who was absolutely in love with her but did not feel that he could provide enough money or stability to keep her satisfied. She chose instead to marry Ernst Filsinger, who had been an admirer of her poetry for a number of years, on December 19, 1914. Teasdale's third poetry collection, Rivers to the Sea, was published in 1915 and was a best seller, being reprinted several times. A year later, in 1916 she moved to New York City with Filsinger, where they resided in an Upper West Side apartment on Central Park West. In 1918, her poetry collection Love Songs (released 1917) won three awards: the Columbia University Poetry Society prize, the 1918 Pulitzer Prize for poetry and the annual prize of the Poetry Society of America. Filsinger was away a lot on business which caused a lot of loneliness for Teasdale. In 1929, she moved interstate for three months, thereby satisfying the criteria to gain a divorce. She did not wish to inform Filsinger, and only did so at the insistence of her lawyers as the divorce was going through - Filsinger was shocked and surprised. Post-divorce, Teasdale remained in New York City, living only two blocks away from her old home on Central Park West. She rekindled her friendship with Vachel Lindsay, who was by this time married with children. In 1933, she committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills. Her friend Vachel Lindsay had committed suicide two years earlier. She is interred in the Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Famous poems by Sara Teasdale 141 total

Faces 816 ViewsRate it:
The River 693 ViewsRate it:
May Day 407 ViewsRate it:
A Winter Night 398 ViewsRate it:
Stars 380 ViewsRate it:
Moonlight 336 ViewsRate it:
Buried Love 331 ViewsRate it:
The Net 331 ViewsRate it:
Wild Asters 323 ViewsRate it:
The New Moon 322 ViewsRate it:
Houses of Dreams 317 ViewsRate it:
Dew 312 ViewsRate it:
Embers 311 ViewsRate it:
Alone 307 ViewsRate it:
In the End 307 ViewsRate it:
On the Dunes 306 ViewsRate it:
The Crystal Gazer 299 ViewsRate it:
Dust 298 ViewsRate it:
Redbirds 297 ViewsRate it:
The Flight 297 ViewsRate it:
Thoughts 294 ViewsRate it:
Four Winds 293 ViewsRate it:
After Love 288 ViewsRate it:
I Thought of You 286 ViewsRate it:
Sleepless 283 ViewsRate it:
The Silent Battle 283 ViewsRate it:
If Death Is Kind 277 ViewsRate it:
Pity 276 ViewsRate it:
May Wind 271 ViewsRate it:
Other Men 270 ViewsRate it:
The Tree 265 ViewsRate it:
Change 262 ViewsRate it:
Ebb Tide 258 ViewsRate it:
Child, Child 257 ViewsRate it:
Water Lilies 253 ViewsRate it:
The Years 249 ViewsRate it:
The Answer 248 ViewsRate it:
The Garden 244 ViewsRate it:
Swans 240 ViewsRate it:
New Love and Old 239 ViewsRate it:
Song Making 239 ViewsRate it:
Epitaph 223 ViewsRate it:
White Fog 219 ViewsRate it:
April Song 218 ViewsRate it:
Lights 214 ViewsRate it:
The Storm 212 ViewsRate it:
Open Windows 194 ViewsRate it:
The Unchanging 194 ViewsRate it:
The Kiss 173 ViewsRate it:
The Long Hill 166 ViewsRate it:
Longing 166 ViewsRate it:
Dusk in War Time 161 ViewsRate it:
A Cry 158 ViewsRate it:
Barter 155 ViewsRate it:
Joy 155 ViewsRate it:
Spring Night 153 ViewsRate it:
Summer Storm 152 ViewsRate it:
April 143 ViewsRate it:
May Night 142 ViewsRate it:
Morning Song 141 ViewsRate it:
Spring Rain 141 ViewsRate it:
The Ghost 141 ViewsRate it:
The Wanderer 135 ViewsRate it:
The Look 134 ViewsRate it:
Night Song at Amalfi 133 ViewsRate it:
Old Tunes 132 ViewsRate it:
Peace 132 ViewsRate it:
Arcturus 127 ViewsRate it:
Enough 122 ViewsRate it:
I Shall Not Care 119 ViewsRate it:
The Tree of Song 118 ViewsRate it:
Message 115 ViewsRate it:
Interlude: Songs out of Sorrow 112 ViewsRate it:
I Would Live In Your Love 111 ViewsRate it:
Let it be Forgotten 110 ViewsRate it:
Riches 110 ViewsRate it:
Gray Eyes 107 ViewsRate it:
Song at Capri 106 ViewsRate it:
Compensation 105 ViewsRate it:
The Voice 104 ViewsRate it:
A November Night 103 ViewsRate it:
Because 102 ViewsRate it:
In a Garden 101 ViewsRate it:
Pain 98 ViewsRate it:
Snowfall 97 ViewsRate it:
But Not To Me 95 ViewsRate it:
Doubt 94 ViewsRate it:
At Midnight 93 ViewsRate it:
I Remembered 93 ViewsRate it:
Faults 91 ViewsRate it:
Gifts 91 ViewsRate it:
To-nigh 89 ViewsRate it:
Jewls 88 ViewsRate it:
Morning 87 ViewsRate it:
Debtor 84 ViewsRate it:
September Midnights 84 ViewsRate it:
Debt 83 ViewsRate it:
Tides 83 ViewsRate it:
November 82 ViewsRate it:
The Mystery 82 ViewsRate it:
The Coin 81 ViewsRate it:
Spring Torrents 80 ViewsRate it:
Sunset: St. Louis 78 ViewsRate it:
The Return 77 ViewsRate it:
Evening: New York 76 ViewsRate it:
Meadowlarks 76 ViewsRate it:
Twilight 75 ViewsRate it:
Moods 73 ViewsRate it:
Understanding 73 ViewsRate it:
Alchemy 72 ViewsRate it:
At Sea 68 ViewsRate it:
Love Me 68 ViewsRate it:
The Giver 68 ViewsRate it:
Come 65 ViewsRate it:
Love and Death 65 ViewsRate it:
Red Maples 62 ViewsRate it:
After Parting 62 ViewsRate it:
August Moonrise 61 ViewsRate it:
At Night 59 ViewsRate it:
The Sanctuary 59 ViewsRate it:
June Night 57 ViewsRate it:
Pierrot 57 ViewsRate it:
A Prayer 55 ViewsRate it:
The Wind 55 ViewsRate it:
Summer Night, Riverside 54 ViewsRate it:
The Lamp 54 ViewsRate it:
The Wind in the Hemlock 53 ViewsRate it:
Driftwood 51 ViewsRate it:
Places 44 ViewsRate it:
To E. 43 ViewsRate it:
The Song For Colin 41 ViewsRate it:
Guenevere 37 ViewsRate it:
The Treasure 37 ViewsRate it:
Spray 34 ViewsRate it:
i hate you but 3 ViewsRate it:
A Ballad Of The Two Knights 0 ViewsRate it:
A Boy 0 ViewsRate it:
A Fantasy 0 ViewsRate it:
A Little While 0 ViewsRate it:
A Minuet Of Mozart's 0 ViewsRate it:
A Song To Eleonora Duse In "Francesca da Rimini " 0 ViewsRate it:

Share your thoughts on Sara Teasdale's poems with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this poet to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Sara Teasdale" Poetry.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 12 Aug. 2020. <https://www.poetry.net/poet/Sara+Teasdale>.

Missing a poem of Sara Teasdale?

Know another great poem from Sara Teasdale? Don't keep it to yourself!

Our awesome collection of

Promoted Poems

»