Alone

(2012)

"Alone" is the first song of Joseph Turrin's song cycle Three Songs, which sets the poetry of Sara Teasdale.

Alone
by Sara Teasdale


I am alone, in spite of love,
In spite of all I take and give --
In spite of all your tenderness,
Sometimes I am not glad to live.


I am alone, as though I stood
On the highest peak of the tired gray world,
About me only swirling snow,
Above me, endless space unfurled;


With earth hidden and heaven hidden,
And only my own spirit's pride
To keep me from the peace of those
Who are not lonely, having died.


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