Poetry,  Thoughts,  Writing

Friday’s Features: Sara Teasdale & What Weekly

Happy Friday everyone!

I’m just going to jump right into things today because I’ve got so much to do and very little time to accomplish what I need to do. So, here we go.

Today’s featured site is one I just discovered this morning and am impressed with already. What Weekly is an online magazine which features articles written by a collection of people with backgrounds in education, art, writing, and business with the focus on bringing positive social change by spotlighting the good things that happen all around us. I discovered them through Twitter when they followed me this morning, and I spent a good portion of breakfast reading their site. The writing is good, the subjects definitely in my interests, and absolutely worth a look. They also run a digital studio called What Works, but I have not had a chance to check it out. Go check them out and follow on Twitter.

Today’s poem is by Sara Teasdale. A few months ago I was emailed by a wonderful lady I am glad to call my friend, and she mentioned Sara Teasdale to me. I honestly did not know the name until I looked her up. It was the poem I am featuring today that I knew but had failed to remember the poet’s name. Ms. Teasdale is not overly known. She’s an American poet born in 1884 and she passed away due to suicide in 1933. Most critics found her work unsophisticated, but lyrical, and most of her work was well-received and highly praised for its evocative emotion. I have looked up more of her work and find it just as beautiful as this poem, which I am sharing with you today. You can read here and here for more of her poetry.

xo Jess

sara

Let It Be Forgotten

By Sara Teasdale

Let it be forgotten, as a flower is forgotten,
Forgotten as a fire that once was singing gold.
Let it be forgotten forever and ever,
Time is a kind friend, he will make us old.

If anyone asks, say it was forgotten
Long and long ago,
As a flower, as a fire, as a hushed footfall
In a long-forgotten snow.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

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