Sara Teasdale

August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933 / Missouri / United States

The Meeting

I'm happy, I'm happy,
I saw my love to-day.
He came along the crowded street,
By all the ladies gay,
And oh, he smiled and spoke to me
Before he went his way.
My throat was tight with happiness,
I couldn't say a word,
My heart was beating fast, so fast
I'm sure he must have heard;
And when he passed, I trembled like
A little frightened bird.
I wish I were the flower-girl
Who waits beside the way —
I'd give my flowers all to him
And see him every day;
I wish I were the flower-girl
Who waits beside the way.
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