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Poet: Sara Teasdale

Dates: 8 August 1884 – 29 January 1933

Nationality: American

Title of Poem: I Shall Not Care

When I am dead and over me bright April
Shakes out her rain-drenched hair,
Though you should lean above me broken-hearted,
I shall not care.

I shall have peace, as leafy trees are peaceful
When rain bends down the bough,
And I shall be more silent and cold-hearted
Than you are now.


Brief Biography: Teasdale was a lyric poet. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1918.