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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.

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List of poems by Sara Teasdale 141 total

Faces
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The River
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Stars 567 ViewsRate it
A Winter Night
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May Day
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Wild Asters
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The Net
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Moonlight
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Thoughts 436 ViewsRate it
Dew
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The New Moon
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The Crystal Gazer
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Buried Love
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Alone
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Embers
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On the Dunes 352 ViewsRate it
The Flight
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Houses of Dreams
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In the End
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I Thought of You
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After Love
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Redbirds
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Open Windows
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Sleepless
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Dust 316 ViewsRate it
Ebb Tide
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Lights
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The Kiss
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Four Winds
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Pity
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If Death Is Kind
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Child, Child
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May Wind
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The Silent Battle
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Change
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Water Lilies
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Other Men
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The Storm
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New Love and Old
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The Tree
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The Answer
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The Years
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Swans
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The Garden
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Song Making 257 ViewsRate it
Epitaph
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White Fog
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April Song
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The Unchanging
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The Long Hill
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Spring Rain
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Dusk in War Time
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May Night
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Joy
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Longing
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Spring Night
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The Wanderer
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April
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Old Tunes
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Night Song at Amalfi
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A Cry 172 ViewsRate it
Summer Storm
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The Ghost
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Peace
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Riches 166 ViewsRate it
Barter
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Morning Song
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Gray Eyes 152 ViewsRate it
The Look
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I Would Live In Your Love
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Places
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Arcturus 142 ViewsRate it
Compensation
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Sunset: St. Louis
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Enough
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The Tree of Song
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I Shall Not Care
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Pain
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Let it be Forgotten 130 ViewsRate it
Message 125 ViewsRate it
Song at Capri
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A November Night
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The Coin
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Interlude: Songs out of Sorrow
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Because
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The Voice
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Snowfall
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Gifts 115 ViewsRate it
In a Garden
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Doubt 108 ViewsRate it
At Midnight
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But Not To Me
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Faults 103 ViewsRate it
I Remembered 102 ViewsRate it
August Moonrise
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Moods
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Morning
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Tides
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Debt
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To-nigh
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Jewls
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The Mystery
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November
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September Midnights
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The Return
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Twilight
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Alchemy
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Debtor
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Love and Death
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The Giver
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Spring Torrents
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Evening: New York
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Meadowlarks
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Understanding
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Love Me
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At Sea
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After Parting
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Red Maples
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A Prayer
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Come
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At Night
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June Night
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The Wind
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Summer Night, Riverside
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Guenevere
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The Lamp
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The Sanctuary
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The Wind in the Hemlock
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Pierrot
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Driftwood
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A Ballad Of The Two Knights 53 ViewsRate it
To E.
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Spray
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The Treasure
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The Song For Colin 44 ViewsRate it
A Boy
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A Fantasy
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i hate you but 15 ViewsRate it
A Little While
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A Song To Eleonora Duse In "Francesca da Rimini "
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