Sarah Teasdale – Photo by VC Ferry

“I Am Not Yours”

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.

Sarah Teasdale

VC Ferry



  1. lkthayer · September 12, 2010

    VC This foto is monumental…incredible, applause!!! xoxo Lisa

  2. vc · September 12, 2010

    as in the poem…love love love!

    • lkthayer · September 12, 2010

      so glad you like the poem I chose!

  3. Henry B. Rosenbush · September 12, 2010

    Love the poetry and fantastically serene foto.

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