Sara Teasdale

Here you will find the Poem Blue Squills of poet Sara Teasdale

Blue Squills

How many million Aprils came 
   Before I ever knew 
How white a cherry bough could be, 
   A bed of squills, how blue. 

And many a dancing April 
   When life is done with me, 
Will lift the blue flame of the flower 
   And the white flame of the tree. 

Oh, burn me with your beauty, then, 
   Oh, hurt me, tree and flower, 
Lest in the end death try to take 
   Even this glistening hour. 

O shaken flowers, O shimmering trees, 
   O sunlit white and blue, 
Wound me, that I through endless sleep 
   May bear the scar of you.