Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women. 1917.


Zoë Akins

I KNEW his house by the poplar trees—

Green and silvery in the breeze;

“A heaven-high hedge,” were the words he said,

“And holly-hocks—pink and white and red….”

It seemed so far from McChesney’s Hall

Where first he told me about it all….

A long path runs inside from the gate,

He still can take it early or late;

But where in the world is a path for me—

Except the river that runs to the sea!