Bookin' It

So Many Books. So Little Time. Let's Review!

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.

Single Post Navigation

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.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 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… 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. mfgendron on said:



Let Us Hear From You!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Tara Sparling writes

Book Humour. A Sideways Perspective on the Bonkers Business of Books

The Daily Tales of Gregg Savage

Every day for a year, I will write a free children's story for you to share and enjoy.

Welcome to Tofino Photography

Professional Wildlife, Landscape and Seascape Photography

The Immortal Jukebox

A Blog about Music and Popular Culture

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

Staci Troilo

Suspense, Passion...Fiction That Flutters The Heart

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog


Books! Where are the great books?


at home and abroad, new bloggers, writers, photographers experiment with me - enthusiastic - persistent - encouraging

Mostly Blogging

Practical solutions and established strategies to improve your blog. Suggestions that will make a difference.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Dream-protecting author

Story Empire

Exploring the World of Fiction

D.G. Kaye Writer

Thoughts on writing, life, writing tips, live laugh love

Lemon Shark

Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Life


Hollywood Ghostwriter

Nicholas C. Rossis

Award-winning, dream-protecting author

Judith Barrow

Writer & Author

Barb Taub

Writing & Coffee. Especially coffee.


A lovers review of everything books. Come for the reviews, stay for the pictures!

Archer's Aim

The speculative fiction of P. H. Solomon

Rosie Amber

Book Reviewer, Avid Reader and Bookworm. Campaigning to link more readers to writers. People do not forget books that touch them or excite them—they recommend them.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

Skye Hegyes

Mother, Author, Blogger, Creative Enthusiast

Bookin' It

So Many Books. So Little Time. Let's Review!

Callum McLaughlin

"The stories we love best do live in us forever."

The Write Stuff

"Writers Helping Writers" with Marcia Meara & Friends

Joanne Clancy

Writer of Killer Thrillers

Crime Writer Sue Coletta

Inside the mind of a crime writer

%d bloggers like this: