Helen of Troy and Other Poems/I Love You

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Helen of Troy and Other Poems  (1911) 
Sara Teasdale
I Love You
G. P. Putnam's sons page 40

"I LOVE YOU"

WHEN April bends above me
 And finds me fast asleep,
Dust need not keep the secret
 A live heart died to keep.


When April tells the thrushes,
 The meadow-larks will know,
And pipe the three words lightly
 To all the winds that blow.


Above his roof the swallows,
 In notes like far-blown rain,
Will tell the little sparrow
 Beside his window-pane.


O sparrow, little sparrow,
 When I am fast asleep,
Then tell my love the secret
 That I have died to keep.