Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, I LOOK IN MY HEART, by SARA TEASDALE



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First Line: I look in my heart as into a mirror
Last Line: Or the ash of a fire put out by rain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Self


I look in my heart as into a mirror
That once reflected what will not return;
The mirror is empty, I cannot bring back again
The lost faces, but I discern
Dimly my own eyes and the unsatisfied
Dark fires with which they burn.

Of the great moments, colored like jewels,
Burning and beating with triumph or pain,
Only these songs, as useless as ashes,
Only this handful of songs remain --
My heart is left like an empty mirror,
Or the ash of a fire put out by rain.





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