Flame and Shadow/"I Have Loved Hours at Sea"

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Flame and Shadow  (1920) 
Sara Teasdale
"I Have Loved Hours at Sea"
New York: The Macmillan Company page 8

"I HAVE LOVED HOURS AT SEA"

I have loved hours at sea, gray cities,
 The fragile secret of a flower,
Music, the making of a poem
 That gave me heaven for an hour;


First stars above a snowy hill,
 Voices of people kindly and wise.
And the great look of love, long hidden,
 Found at last in meeting eyes.


I have loved much and been loved deeply—
 Oh when my spirit's fire burns low,
Leave me the darkness and the stillness,
 I shall be tired and glad to go.