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"I found more joy in sorrow than you could find in joy." -- Sara Teasdale
Sara Teasdale (August 8, 1884 — January 29, 1933), was an American lyrical poet. She was born Sara Trevor Teasdale in St. Louis, Missouri, and after her marriage in 1914 she went by the name "'Sara Teasdale Filsinger'".

Teasdale had poor health for most of her life, and it was only at age 9 that she was well enough to begin school. In 1898 she began attending Mary Institute, but switched rapidly to Hosmer Hall in 1899, where she finished in 1903.

Teasdale's first poem was published in Reedy's Mirror, a local newspaper, in 1907. Her first collection of poems, Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems, was published that same year.Teasdale's second collection of poems, Helen of Troy and Other Poems, was published in 1911. It was well received by critics, who praised its lyrical mastery and romantic subject matter.

In the years 1911 to 1914, Teasdale courted a few men, including poet Vachel Lindsay, who was absolutely in love with her but did not feel that he could provide enough money or stability to keep her satisfied. She chose instead to marry Ernst Filsinger, who had been a fan of her poetry for a number of years, on 19 December 1914.

Teasdale's third poetry collection, Rivers to the Sea, was published in 1915 and was a best seller, being reprinted several times.

In 1916 she moved to New York City with Filsinger, where they resided in an Upper West Side apartment on Central Park West.

In 1918, her poetry collection Love Songs (released 1917) won three awards: the Columbia University Poetry Society prize, the 1918 Pulitzer Prize for poetry and the annual prize of the Poetry Society of America.

Filsinger was away a lot on business which caused a lot of loneliness for Teasdale. In 1929, she moved interstate for three months, thereby satisfying the criteria to gain a divorce. She did not wish to inform Filsinger, and only did so at the insistence of her lawyers as the divorce was going through - Filsinger was shocked and surprised.

Post-divorce, Teasdale remained in New York City, living only 2 blocks away from her old home on Central Park West. She rekindled her friendship with Vachel Lindsay, who was by this time married with children.

In 1933, she committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills. Her friend Vachel Lindsay had committed suicide two years earlier.

The poem "There Will Come Soft Rains" from her 1920 collection Flame and Shadow inspired and featured in a famous short story of the same name by Ray Bradbury.

In 1994, she was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

She is interred in the Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.

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Total Books: 86
Rivers to the Sea
2014 - Rivers to the Sea (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781505289176
ISBN-10: 1505289173
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Flame and Shadow
2014 - Flame and Shadow (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781505290028
ISBN-10: 1505290023
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Love Songs
2014 - Love Songs (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781505288742
ISBN-10: 1505288746
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Collected Poems of Sara Teasdale Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems Helen of Troy and Other Poems Rivers to the Sea Love Songs and Flame and Sha
Helen Of Troy And Other Poems
2010 - Helen of Troy and Other Poems (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781163688540
ISBN-10: 1163688541
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Answering Voice One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women
2009 - The Answering Voice One Hundred Love Lyrics By Women (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151330161
ISBN-10: 1151330167
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The Essential Sara Teasdale Poetry Collection
2009 - The Essential Sara Teasdale Poetry Collection (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781449973353
ISBN-10: 1449973353
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Flame and Shadow And Helen of Troy and Other Poems
2009 - Flame and Shadow and Helen of Troy and Other Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781449592950
ISBN-10: 1449592953
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Pulitzer Poetry Three Collections of Poems By Pulitzer Prize Winning Poets
2009 - Pulitzer Poetry Three Collections of Poems By Pulitzer Prize Winning Poets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781449594381
ISBN-10: 1449594387
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Love Songs and Rivers to the Sea
2009 - Love Songs and Rivers to the Sea (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781449572716
ISBN-10: 1449572715
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Sonnets to Duse
2009 - Sonnets to Duse (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781110604746
ISBN-10: 1110604742
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Rainbow Gold Poems Old And New Selected For Boys And Girls
2008 - Rainbow Gold Poems Old and New Selected for Boys and Girls [1922] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781436608534
ISBN-10: 1436608538
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Sonnets To Duse And Other Poems
2007 - Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems [1907] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780548682685
ISBN-10: 0548682682
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Life Has Loveliness to Sell
2007 - Life Has Loveliness to Sell (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780893286064
ISBN-10: 0893286060
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Dark of the Moon
2004 - Dark of the Moon (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781417923496
ISBN-10: 1417923490
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Christmas Carol A Poem
1996 - Christmas Carol a Poem (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780613756877
ISBN-10: 0613756878
Genre: Children's Books
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The Collected Poems of Sara Teasdale
1994 - The Collected Poems of Sara Teasdale (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781568493459
ISBN-10: 1568493452
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Answering Voice Love Lyrics by Women
1972 - The Answering Voice Love Lyrics By Women [Granger Index Reprint Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780836963236
ISBN-10: 0836963237
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Those Who Love Love Poems
1969 - Those Who Love Love Poems (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780875290188
ISBN-10: 0875290183
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Collected Poems of Sara Teasdale
1967 - Collected Poems of Sara Teasdale (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780026168908
ISBN-10: 0026168901
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mirror of the Heart
Mirror of the Heart (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780026168700
ISBN-10: 0026168707
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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