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"rivers to the sea,"
"helen of troy and other poems," etc.
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1917 All rights reserved
Copyright, 1907, by Sara Teasdale
Copyright, 1911, by Sara Teasdale
Copyright, 1915, by The Macmillan Co.
Copyright, 1917, By THE MACMILLAN COMPANY.
Set up and electrotyped. Published, September, 1917.
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I have remembered beauty in the night, Against black silences I waked to see A shower of sunlight over Italy And green Ravello dreaming on her height; I have remembered music in the dark, The clean swift brightness of a fugue of Bach's, And running water singing on the rocks When once in English woods I heard a lark.
But all remembered beauty is no more Than a vague prelude to the thought of you— You are the rarest soul I ever knew, Lover of beauty, knightliest and best; My thoughts seek you as waves that seek the shore, And when I think of you, I am at rest.
Beside new poems, this book contains lyrics taken from "Rivers to the Sea" (The Macmillan Company), "Helen of Troy and Other Poems" (G. P. Putnam's Sons), and one or two from an earlier volume. Thanks are due to the editors of Harper's, Century, Scribner's, Poetry and other periodicals for their permission to include poems hitherto unpublished in book form.
For permission to set any of these poems to music, application should be made to the author through the publishers.
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.
The author died in 1933, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.