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SONGS AND THE POET (FOR SARA TEASDALE), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sing of the rose or of the mire; sing strife
Last Line: Grows sweet with peace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Teasdale, Sara (1884-1933)


(For Sara Teasdale)

SING of the rose or of the mire; sing strife
Or rising moons; the silence or the throng...
Poet, it matters not, if Life
Is in the song.

If Life rekindles it, and if the rhymes
Bear Beauty as their eloquent refrain,
Though it were sung a thousand times,
Sing it again!

Thrill us with song—let others preach or rage;
Make us so thirst for Beauty that we cease
These struggles, and this strident age
Grows sweet with peace.





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