The Answering Voice One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women
The cry of my body for completeness, / That is a cry to you.
Love Song, ll. 10–11.
Mary Carolyn

The Answering Voice One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women

Selected by Sara Teasdale

A centenary of the best women’s poems selected by a great woman poet.

Bibliographic Record


Prefatory Note    Acknowledgments


Somewhere or Other by Christina Rossetti
The Birch Tree at Loschwitz by Amy Levy
To One Unknown by Helen Dudley
I Have Wandered to a Spring” by Edna Wahlert McCourt
Love Me at Last by Alice Corbin
Red May by A. Mary F. Robinson
Love Is a Terrible Thing by Grace Fallow Norton
A Connaught Lament by Nora Chesson
Vos Non Vobis by Edith M. Thomas
Oh, the Burden, the Burden of Love Ungiven” by Grace Fallow Norton
I Sat among the Green Leaves” by Marjorie L. C. Pickthall
In the Park by Helen Hoyt
The Enchanted Sheep-fold by Josephine Preston Peabody
A Birthday by Christina Rossetti
Found by Josephine Preston Peabody
Choice by Emily Dickinson
So Beautiful You Are Indeed” by Irene Rutherford McLeod
An Incantation by Marguerite Wilkinson
Love Song by Mary Carolyn Davies
The Heart’s Country by Florence Wilkinson
Rhapsody by Florence Earle Coates
When on the Marge of Evening” by Louise Imogen Guiney
Belovèd, My Belovèd, When I Think” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Apology by Amy Lowell
Rain by Jean Starr Untermeyer
The Name by Williamina Parrish
I Leaned out My Window” by Jean Ingelaw
Rain, Rain! by Zoë Akins
The Hawthorn Tree by Willa Sibert Cather
Ecstasy by Sarojini Naidu
The Man with a Hammer by Anna Wickham
The Great Man by Eunice Tietjens
I Know by Elsa Barker
Rest by Irene Rutherford McLeod
If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be for Nought” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Tired Woman by Anna Wickham
How Do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Taxi by Amy Lowell
You Say There Is No Love” by Grace Fallow Norton
Debts by Jessie B. Rittenhouse
A Woman’s Question by Adelaide Anne Procter
Comrades by Fannie Stearns Davis
In Deep Places by Amelia Josephine Burr
That Day You Came by Lizette Woodworth Reese
Parting by Emily Dickinson
An Old Song by Fannie Stearns Davis
I Will Not Give Thee All My Heart” by Grace Hazard Conkling
Gifts by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Menace by Katharine Tynan
Love Song by Harriet Monroe
Possession by Jean Starr Untermeyer
Yet for One Rounded Moment” by Edith Wharton
Insufficiency by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I Must Not Yield” by Nora May French
Go from Me” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Renouncement by Alice Meynell
A Farewell by Harriet Monroe
Love’s Change by Anne Reeve Aldrich
When Plaintively and Near the Cricket Sings by Nora May French
Come Back to Me” by Christina Rossetti
Ashes of Life by Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Cynic by Theodosia Garrison
Sea Song by Laurence Hope
Rispetto: I by A. Mary F. Robinson
Rispetto: II by A. Mary F. Robinson
Rispetto: III by A. Mary F. Robinson
Many in Aftertimes Will Say” by Christina Rossetti
When We Shall Be Dust” by Muna Lee
I Am the Wind by Zoë Akins
Service by Anna Hempstead Branch
Parting by Alice Freeman Palmer
Friendship after Love by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The Message by Margaret Sackville
The Other by Ethna Carbery
The Rainbow by Vine Colby
Love Came Back at Fall o’ Dew by Lizette Woodworth Reese
From a Car-window by Ruth Guthrie Harding
The Siller Crown by Susanna Blamire
Cuttin’ Rushes” by Moira O’Neill
To a Late Comer by Julia C. R. Dorr
Carnations by Margaret Widdemer
A Reminiscence by Amy Levy
Dirge by Adelaide Crapsey
To-day I Went among the Mountain Folk” by Olive Tilford Dargan
An April Ghost by Lizette Woodworth Reese
The Deep-sea Pearl by Edith M. Thomas
Auld Robin Gray by Anne Barnard
Finis by Rosamund Marriott Watson
Grandmither, Think Not I Forget” by Willa Sibert Cather
The Passer-by by Edith M. Thomas
When I Am Dead” by Christina Rossetti
Requiescat by Rosamund Marriott Watson
Douglas, Douglas, Tender and True” by Dinah Mulock Craik
Unwedded by Ada Foster Murray
Unfulfilled by Corinne Roosevelt Robinson
A Lynmouth Widow by Amelia Josephine Burr
Less Than the Dust” by Laurence Hope
Norah by Zoë Akins
The Man by Helen Hay Whitney
Under Dusky Laurel Leaf” by Margaret Widdemer