Sara Teasdale

Here you will find the Poem Broadway of poet Sara Teasdale


This is the quiet hour; the theaters 
Have gathered in their crowds, and steadily 
The million lights blaze on for few to see, 
Robbing the sky of stars that should be hers. 
A woman waits with bag and shabby furs, 
A somber man drifts by, and only we 
Pass up the street unwearied, warm and free, 
For over us the olden magic stirs.

Beneath the liquid splendor of the lights 
We live a little ere the charm is spent; 
This night is ours, of all the golden nights, 
The pavement an enchanted palace floor, 
And Youth the player on the viol, who sent 
A strain of music through an open door.