After Love

There is no magic any more,
We meet as other people do,
You work no miracle for me
Nor I for you.

You were the wind and I the sea -
There is no splendor any more,
I have grown listless as the pool
Beside the shore.

But though the pool is safe from storm
And from the tide has found surcease,
It grows more bitter than the sea,
For all its peace.

by Sara Teasdale

Comments (7)

Sad...but absolutely true...thanks
You were the wind and I the sea - There is no splendor any more, I have grown listless as the pool Beside the shore. excellent....
I feel some love we are better off without! Only hurtful.
Such magic such love has ended. It seems without the wind and the sea, the choice of the pool proves ill taken. Is Vachel Lindsey the sea and Sarah Teasdale the pool? The pool obviously needs the storms of the sea not sanctuary.
Brilliant! I love Sara Teasdale...
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