Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IT IS NOT I, by SARA TEASDALE



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First Line: It is not I they love
Last Line: A thing as light as snow, as still as stone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.


It is not I they love
Although they think they love me,
It is that picture of themselves they see
As though a mirror hung above me.

I can reflect them with a grace
That lets them talk and makes them shine,
And if they tell their troubles to me
I do not bother them with mine.

It is not I they love, there is no I
Except for you who have me for your own,
And for the rest my heart may hide or seem
A thing as light as snow, as still as stone.





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