February 5th, 2009

Mai surprised

Poetry Meme

From several of you:

When you see this, post your favorite poem.

Of course I don't have just one favorite poem, but here's one I recently--joyfully--re-discovered. It was a great comfort to me in my teenage years:

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.


~ Sara Teasdale