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Ode To An Artist: Sara Teasdale

When I was young, a book was given me: a small book with the title "Those Who Love." Its female author I knew nothing of - This dreamer poetess wrote beautifully. Gentle, practical and solitary, Sara was in love with nature and understood the things in life most grand; this dreamer poetess wrote beautifully! She’d grown up reading poems of Emily, Barrett Browning, Bronte and Rossetti. A modern woman, wishing to be free - this dreamer poetess wrote beautifully. Her writing had a lyric quality. I loved her metaphors and similies. I sensed within her poems - untold stories. This dreamer poetess wrote beautifully. Her poems were crafted with lucidity, for poetry confusing she’d not do. Her type of writing influenced mine too. This dreamer poetess wrote beautifully. A love impossible she fittingly portrayed, for “contradiction” was her life. Conflicted, she could not remain a wife. This dreamer poetess wrote beautifully. She’d known a time of popularity: A Pulitzer for "Love Songs" she received. Then came her father’s death and how she grieved. This dreamer poetess wrote beautifully. Depressed and frail, she planned her destiny, requesting notes to loved ones all be burned. We cannot truly know for what she yearned. This dreamer poetess wrote beautifully. Did Sara Teasdale end her misery when she put herself to sleep? Who can say? Regardless. . . I shall think of her one way: This dreamer poetess wrote beautifully! Written 11/14/10

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Date: 4/25/2014 8:37:00 PM
Magnificent Ode to a Dreamer Poetess. You have pointed to the great mystery of how such beauty and darkness can reside inside each of us. I think I shall have to look up some of her poetry. OH...great win.
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Date: 4/24/2014 8:18:00 PM
Hi Andrea, this was awesome as a poem and biographical discovery for me.. Congrats on your winning ways!
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Date: 4/23/2014 9:56:00 AM
Way to go with this winning work..I have heard of her but not sure if I have read any of her works..I will look her up ..Congrats..Sara
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Date: 4/23/2014 7:00:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved win, Andrea...In this poem you expressed your Ode beautifully in everyway...Great tribute to your favorite artist, my friend...Cinda :~)
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Date: 4/22/2014 11:26:00 PM
Lovely write Andrea ! Feel like knowing much about ur fav artist Sara ,, ur beautiful portrayal can make anyone go crazy on her,,, congrats great win !
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Date: 4/22/2014 7:22:00 PM
Oh again I'd love it if we could see the art!!Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Date: 4/22/2014 6:20:00 PM
I love that you went with the art of writing.....in this beautiful poem that I remember from before. It is truly memorable! Congrats Andrea !!
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Date: 4/22/2014 4:04:00 PM
She wrote beautifully...legend has it that her poem "I shall not care" was the harbinger of her tragic suicide...congrats on the win
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Date: 4/22/2014 3:31:00 PM
awesome win... fabulous write.. Congrats Andrea!!! ~~ hugs~~~
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Date: 4/22/2014 2:59:00 PM
awesome win Andrea.... SKAT
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Date: 4/22/2014 2:48:00 PM
What a beautiful, and yet sad, ode Andrea! So well crafted! // congrats on your merited win. :) // paul
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Date: 2/25/2012 12:45:00 PM
Congrats again Andrea. What an awesome win for this excellent piece of writing. A wonderful tribute to this poet!!!
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Date: 2/25/2012 7:50:00 AM
Many congrats Andrea for this win. An honour to share it with you.
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Date: 2/25/2012 7:28:00 AM
congrats Andrea on a wonderful writer and first place win luv.. this poetess is a fine lady and very inspiring is her poetry luv..
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Date: 2/25/2012 7:18:00 AM
Congratulations on your 1st place win in Constance's "The Passionate Reader" contest Andrea. Love, Carol"
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Date: 2/24/2012 6:34:00 PM
A great look at the life of a poet. Congratulations. Andrea. Love, Joyce
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Date: 12/11/2010 10:37:00 PM
Lovely tribute. Congratulations. This encourages me to do some more reading.
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Date: 12/7/2010 1:47:00 PM
excellent write Andrea and a well knitted Ode for your Sara Teasdale. Congratulations to you
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Date: 12/7/2010 6:09:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Andrea in Jared Pickett's "The Ode" contest. Love,Carol
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Date: 12/5/2010 8:14:00 AM
Congratulations, Andrea.....a wonderful if sad, tribute to Sara Teasdale! Congrats on your win!! love, Carrie
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Date: 12/5/2010 5:54:00 AM
Congratulations on this first place win in the contest of Jared, Andrea
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Date: 12/5/2010 4:48:00 AM
Super congrats Andrea my friend on your first place win ..sharing with me.. for your delightful entry in Jared's Ode contest.. truly awesome write my friend.. enjoy your top spot with luv..
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Date: 12/4/2010 9:42:00 PM
"This Dreamer Poetess Wrote Beautifully" WOW..... Great refrain.....:JP]
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Date: 12/4/2010 9:39:00 PM
I think I pretty much said it in my last message so I will leave you with a: I knew this was #1 immediately.... Captivating and well written, I knew!!!!! Congratulations this is one of the best poems I have read in the last few months... Good work.......:JP]
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Date: 11/20/2010 10:23:00 AM
This is a nice tribute Andrea. I also like simplicity in poetry. You did a awesome write on this poem. Luv Phyl
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