Faults

By Sara Teasdale 1884–1933 Sara Teasdale

They came to tell your faults to me,
They named them over one by one;
I laughed aloud when they were done,
I knew them all so well before, —
Oh, they were blind, too blind to see
Your faults had made me love you more.

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Poet Sara Teasdale 1884–1933

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

Subjects Relationships, Love, Infatuation & Crushes

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 Sara  Teasdale

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Sara Teasdale received public admiration for her well-crafted lyrical poetry which centered on a woman's changing perspectives on beauty, love, and death. Many of Teasdale's poems chart developments in her own life, from her experiences as a sheltered young woman in St. Louis, to those as a successful yet increasingly uneasy writer in New York City, to a depressed and disillusioned person who would commit suicide in 1933. . . .

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SUBJECT Relationships, Love, Infatuation & Crushes

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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