Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LONGING, by SARA TEASDALE



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First Line: I am not sorry for my soul
Last Line: Without the joy it longed to know.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Mortality; Religion; Theology


I AM not sorry for my soul
That it must go unsatisfied,
For it can live a thousand times,
Eternity is deep and wide.

I am not sorry for my soul,
But oh, my body that must go
Back to a little drift of dust
Without the joy it longed to know.








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