The Flight

Look back with longing eyes and know that I will follow,
Lift me up in your love as a light wind lifts a swallow,
Let our flight be far in sun or windy rain--
But what if I heard my first love calling me again?

Hold me on your heart as the brave sea holds the foam,
Take me far away to the hills that hide your home;
Peace shall thatch the roof and love shall latch the door--

But what if I heard my first love calling me once more?

by Sara Teasdale

Comments (4)

......a most wonderful love poem....love this ★
i think we'll always take the FLIGHT with that one person who loves us and not with the ones we once loved because it can't be...just can't be...for millions of reasons..; 0[...
my old time favorite poem of sara.....
I'm not sure where you got this to be 'The Flight' but it is definitely not it. 'The Flight, ' while about love, has symbolism in it where the eagles represent people in love....