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The Falling Star by Sara Teasdale


I saw a star slide down the sky,

Blinding the north as it went by,

Too burning and too quick to hold,

Too lovely to be bought or sold,

Good only to make wishes on

And then forever to be gone.


Note: Too beautiful not to share on a summer night.

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5 thoughts on “The Falling Star by Sara Teasdale

  1. Felix on said:

    Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed it, reading it out loud to Sylvia.


    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Been meaning to share some more of my favorite poets around here. Last night was a good opportunity to do so. I have always enjoyed Sara Teasdale.

      Thanks for taking time to comment today. I should have a new edited book chapter up later on. Have a great afternoon!


  2. mfgendron on said:

    I was in 3rd grade (1964-65) when I chose to memorize this poem in writing my NY state exam that year. I have never forgotten it since.

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    • Hi! Even though I was long out of high school by 1964, I do remember back to when I read this one, too. I really liked a lot of Teasdale’s poetry. Simple, sweet, and very effective. My favorite is The Look:

      Strephon kissed me in the spring,

      Robin in the fall,

      But Colin only looked at me

      And never kissed at all.

      Strephon’s kiss was lost in jest,

      Robin’s lost in play,

      But the kiss in Colin’s eyes

      Haunts me night and day.

      I’ve referenced this poem in my book Swamp Ghosts, and again in the sequel I’m writing now. I think it perfectly captures that sense of wondering what might have been.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment on this. It’s an older post I had forgotten about. I might just have to post The Look in a new one for Valentine’s Day. Hmmm… 🙂

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