“On the Dunes” by Sara Teasdale

Summer Vacation Special:
The great promise of death.
⁓The Voice before the Void

“On the Dunes”

Sara Teasdale

If there is any life when death is over,
These tawny beaches will know much of me,
I shall come back, as constant and as changeful
As the unchanging, many-colored sea.

If life was small, if it has made me scornful,
Forgive me; I shall straighten like a flame
In the great calm of death, and if you want me
Stand on the sea-ward dunes and call my name.