Friday, March 6, 2015

"Those Who Love" by Sara Teasdale

Those who love the most,
Do not talk of their love,
Francesca, Guinevere,
Deirdre, Iseult, Heloise,
In the fragrant gardens of heaven
Are silent, or speak if at all
Of fragile inconsequent things.

And a woman I used to know
Who loved one man from her youth,
Against the strength of the fates
Fighting in somber pride
Never spoke of this thing,
But hearing his name by chance,
A light would pass over her face.


Enbrethiliel said...


How interesting that she put Francesca da Rimini in "the fragrant gardens of heaven" . . .

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, Enbrethiliel! That always struck me, especially since Dante places her in Hell.

julygirl said...

How does a romantic such as you fair in a world such as this??

tubbs said...

I love discovering a new pre-Raphaelite. This one is haunting!