Return to a Country House

a poem by Sara Teasdale

Nothing but darkness enters in this room,
Nothing but darkness and the winter night,
Yet on this bed once years ago a light
Silvered the sheets with an unearthly bloom;
It was the planet Venus in the west
Casting a square of brightness on this bed,
And in that light your dark and lovely head
Lay for a while and seemed to be at rest.

But that the light is gone, and that no more
Even if it were here, would you be here,-
That is one line in a long tragic play
That has been acted many times before,
And acted best when not a single tear
Falls,- when the mind and not the heart holds sway.

avec une tête plein des memoires…

The Castle Lady
(Ton Chateau Demoiselle )


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2 Responses to Return to a Country House

  1. j’ai bien apprécié de lire ce poeme
    merci de ce partage Evelyne
    plein de bisous et bon Week-end du 1er mai à toi


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