The leaves fall patiently
Nothing remembers or grieves
The river takes to the sea
The yellow drift of leaves
from: Dark of the Moon (1926) – II. Pictures of Autumn – “September Day”
In 1918, Sara Teasdale won the Columbia University Poetry Society Prize for her collection Love Songs.
The prize was later officially renamed the Pulitzer Prize, after newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer
Weakened after a difficult bout with pneumonia, she died by suicide in 1933.
Le foglie cadono silenti
nulla suscita ricordi o tormenti;
verso il mare il fiume trascina
delle foglie la deriva paglierina.