Love poems I Am Not Yours by Sara Teasdale romantic poetry art

I Am Not Yours

Desire seeks the Beloved, and longs for union…

I am not yours, not lost in you,

Not lost, although I long to be
Lost as a candle lit at noon,
Lost as a snowflake in the sea.

You love me, and I find you still
A spirit beautiful and bright,
Yet I am I, who long to be
Lost as a light is lost in light.

Oh plunge me deep in love—put out
My senses, leave me deaf and blind,
Swept by the tempest of your love,
A taper in a rushing wind.

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Love Poem by Sara Teasdale

Love Art – Young Woman with Ibis (1860-1862) by Edgar Degas. Original from The MET Museum.