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Advice To A Girl
Sara Teasdale (August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933 / Missouri / United States)

Advice To A Girl

No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed;
Lay that on your heart,
My young angry dear;
This truth, this hard and precious stone,
Lay it on your hot cheek,
Let it hide your tear.
Hold it like a crystal
When you are alone
And gaze in the depths of the icy stone.
Long, look long and you will be blessed:
No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed.

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It is an amazingly awesome poem. I will read it again..
beautiful poem and well penned
A poignant rendition set aside for sober reflection...........................................................................
A difficult bit of advice. Nonetheless there lies much truth in her conceptions.
girl is beautiful the truth o girl Hold it like a crystal
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