Helen Hunt Jackson
Helen Hunt Jackson Poems
- September 1 The golden-rod is yellow; 2 The corn ...
- A Calendar Of Sonnets: January O Winter! frozen pulse and ...
- October's Bright Blue Weather O suns and skies and clouds of ...
- A Calendar Of Sonnets: October The month of carnival of all ...
- A Calendar Of Sonnets: April No days such honored days as ...
- A Calendar Of Sonnets: Novembe... This is the treacherous month...
- A Dream I dreamed that I ws dead and crossed the heavens,-- ...
Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, born Helen Fiske, was a United States writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by the U.S. government. She detailed the adverse effects of government actions in her history A Century of Dishonor (1881). Her novel Ramona dramatized the federal government's mistreatment of Native Americans in Southern California and attracted considerable attention to her cause,although its popularity was based on its romantic and picturesque qualities rather than its political content. It was estimated to have been reprinted 300 times, and contributed to the growth of tourism in Southern California.
The novel was adapted repeatedly ... more »
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1 The golden-rod is yellow;
2 The corn is turning brown;
3 The trees in apple orchards
4 With fruit are bending down.
5 The gentian's bluest fringes
6 Are curling in the sun;
7 In dusty pods the milkweed
8 Its hidden silk has spun.
9 The sedges flaunt their harvest,
10 In every meadow nook;
11 And asters by the brook-side
12 Make asters in the brook,
13 From dewy lanes at morning
14 The grapes' sweet odors rise;
15 At noon the roads all flutter
16 With yellow ...