English poetry

Poets Х Biographies Х Poems by Themes Х Random Poem Х
The Rating of Poets Х The Rating of Poems

Poem by Sara Teasdale

The Rose

BENEATH my chamber window
Pierrot was singing, singing;
    I heard his lute the whole night thru 
         Until the east was red. 
Alas, alas Pierrot,
I had no rose for flinging
    Save one that drank my tears for dew 
         Before its leaves were dead.

I found it in the darkness,
I kissed it once and threw it,
    The petals scattered over him, 
         His song was turned to joy; 
And he will never know--
Alas, the one who knew it!
    The rose was plucked when dusk was dim 
         Beside a laughing boy.

Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale's other poems:
  1. Song at Capri
  2. Pierrot
  3. Love Me
  4. In the Metropolitan Museum
  5. Primavera Mia

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Samuel Coleridge The Rose ("As late each flower that sweetest blows")
  • Robert Southey The Rose ("Nay EDITH! spare the rose!--it lives--it lives")
  • William Cowper The Rose ("The rose had been washed, just washed in a shower")
  • Richard Lovelace The Rose ("Sweet serene skye-like Flower")
  • William Browne The Rose ("A ROSE, as fair as ever saw the North")
  • Isabella Crawford The Rose ("The Rose was given to man for this")

    Poem to print Print


    Last Poems

    To Russian version

  • –ейтинг@Mail.ru

    English Poetry. E-mail eng-poetry.ru@yandex.ru