Helen Hunt Jackson

(18 October 1830 – 12 August 1885 / Amherst, Massachusetts)

Quotations

  • ''Oh, write of me, not "Died in bitter pains,"
    But "Emigrated to another star!"''
    Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885), U.S. writer, poet. Emigravit.
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  • ''O suns and skies and clouds of June,
    And flowers of June together,
    Ye cannot rival for one hour
    October's bright blue weather.''
    Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885), U.S. writer ("H. H."; "Saxe Holm"). October's Bright Blue Weather (l. 1-4). . . Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Doubleday & Company.
  • ''The goldenrod is yellow,
    The corn is turning brown,
    The trees in apple orchards
    With fruit are bending down.''
    Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885), U.S. writer ("H. H."; "Saxe Holm"). September (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America, The. Donald Hall, ed. (1985) Oxford University Press.
  • ''By all these lovely tokens
    September days are here,
    With summer's best of weather
    And autumn's best of cheer.''
    Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885), U.S. writer ("H. H."; "Saxe Holm"). September (l. 17-20). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America, The. Donald Hall, ed. (1985) Oxford University Press.

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The Poet's Forge

He lies on his back, the idling smith,
A lazy, dreaming fellow is he;
The sky is blue, or the sky is gray,
He lies on his back the livelong day,
Not a tool in sight, say what they may,
A curious sort of smith is he.

The powers of the air are in league with him;
The country around believes it well;

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