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  • Testament

    From the Albuquerque Morning Journal, November 16, 1914. By Sara Teasdale.

    I said, “I will take my life
        And throw it away;
    I who was fire and song
        Will turn to clay.

    “I will lie no more in the night
        With shaken breath.
    I will toss my heart in the air
        To be caught by Death.”

    But out of the night I heard,
        Like the inland sound of the sea,
    The hushed and terrible sob
        Of all humanity.

    Then I said, “Oh, who am I
        To scorn God to His face?
    I will bow my head and stay
        And suffer with my race.”