by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

Spirit's house
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
From naked stones of agony
I will build a house for me;
As a mason all alone
I will raise it, stone by stone,
And every stone where I have bled
Will show a sign of dusky red.
I have not gone the way in vain,
For I have good of all my pain;
My spirit's quiet house will be
Built of naked stones I trod
On roads where I lost sight of God.

Confirmed with Sara Teasdale, Love Songs, New York, The Macmillan Company, 1917, page 47.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Maison de l'esprit", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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