I am not yours

15 Apr

I am not yours, not lost in you,
Not lost, although I long to be
Lost as a candle lit at noon,
Lost as a snowflake in the sea.

You love me, and I find you still
A spirit beautiful and bright,
Yet I am I, who long to be
Lost as a light is lost in light.

Oh plunge me deep in love – put out
My senses, leave me deaf and blind,
Swept by the tempest of your love,
A taper in a rushing wind.

-By Sarah Teasdale

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One Response to “I am not yours”

  1. glitteringsootonhereyelashes April 15, 2010 at 8:03 AM #

    that is a beautiful poem you’ve got right there. thanks for finding it and putting i up – i really enjoyed it 🙂

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