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, …
What do I owe to you Who loved me deep and long?
You never gave my spirit wings Or gave my heart a song.
But oh, to him I loved, Who loved me not at all,
I owe the open gate That led through heaven's wall.