1 March 2007 | Vol. 6, No. 4
My soul lives in my body's house,
And you have both the house and her—
But sometimes she is less your own
Than a wild, gay adventurer;
A restless and an eager wraith,
How can I tell what she will do—
Oh, I am sure of my body's faith,
But what if my soul broke faith with you?
About the author:
1884-1933. Sara Teasdale won the Columbia University Poetry Society prize in 1918 for Love Songs, which also won the annual prize of the Poetry Society of America. Although the popularity of her work declined considerably in the second half of the 20th century, it has received renewed interest in recent years. Learn more about the life and work of Sara Teasdale at Wikipedia.
For further reading:
See the complete list of work by Sara Teasdale at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 6, No. 4, where "Doubt" ran on March 1, 2007. List other work with these same labels: poetry, classic, rhyme.