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Summer Night, Riverside by Sara Teasdale


Summer Night, Riverside

In the wild soft summer darkness
How many and many a night we two together
Sat in the park and watched the Hudson
Wearing her lights like golden spangles
Glinting on black satin.
The rail along the curving pathway
Was low in a happy place to let us cross,
And down the hill a tree that dripped with bloom
Sheltered us,
While your kisses and the flowers,
Falling, falling,
Tangled in my hair….

The frail white stars moved slowly over the sky.

And now, far off

In the fragrant darkness
The tree is tremulous again with bloom
For June comes back.

To-night what girl
Dreamily before her mirror shakes from her hair
This year’s blossoms, clinging to its coils?

     –Sara Teasdale


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2 thoughts on “Summer Night, Riverside by Sara Teasdale

  1. Felix on said:

    I love this poem. Reminds me of younger days by the Hudson River , holding hands
    with my girl.


    • It’s beautifully descriptive, isn’t it, Felix? I love the images and mood. I really enjoy Sara Teasdale, and will no doubt be sharing more of her work. Good to see you here today, mi amigo! Give Jonas a hug from his Auntie!


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