Friday, February 26, 2010

February Twilight by Sara Teasdale

Sorry for posting a little late this morning. We had a wild wind storm yesterday and lost Internet access. I solved the problem this morning and reconnected my wireless. Hallelujah!

February is a special month to me. Both my daughter and my mother—as well as my late mother-in-law—were born in February. Tonight, my family will gather at my mother’s house to celebrate her 92nd birthday. (She was born on the 24th—but we’re going to have the party today.)

In honor of my mother, I’m posting my favorite February poem.

February Twilight

I stood beside a hill

Smooth with new-laid snow,

A single star looked out

From the cold evening glow.

There was no other creature

That saw what I could see--

I stood and watched the evening star

As long as it watched me.

Sara Teasdale


My Poetry Friday post at Wild Rose Reader: MARCH: An Original Acrostic.

At Political Verses, I have a new post: Two Rhyming Verses for Creationists.

Jone has the Poetry Friday Roundup at Check It Out.


jama said...

Happy Birthday to your mother! Beautiful moment captured in the Teasdale poem.

Elaine Magliaro said...


My mother is a special person. She helped care for my daughter so I could return to my teaching position.

Mary Lee said...

Happy birthday to your mother and daughter! I LOVE Sara Teasdale's poetry!!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Mary Lee-

Thanks! Our family (four generations) had a lovely 92nd birthday celebration for my mother last night.