Alice Meynell

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Alice Christiana Gertrude Thompson Meynell was an English writer, editor, critic, and suffragist, now remembered mainly as a poet.

Biography

Meynell was born in Barnes, London, to Thomas James and Christiana (née Weller) Thompson. The family moved around England, Switzerland, and France, but she was brought up mostly in Italy, where a ...

Popular Poems
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Maternity

One wept whose only child was dead,
New-born, ten years ago.
"Weep not; he is in bliss," they said.
She answered, "Even so,
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2.
Cradle-Song At Twilight

The child not yet is lulled to rest.
Too young a nurse, the slender Night
So laxly holds him to her breast
That throbs with flight.
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3.
Renouncement

I must not think of thee; and, tired yet strong,
I shun the love that lurks in all delight--
The love of thee--and in the blue heaven's height,
And in the dearest passage of a song.
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4.
My Heart Shall Be Thy Garden

My heart shall be thy garden. Come, my own,
Into thy garden; thine be happy hours
Among my fairest thoughts, my tallest flowers,
From root to crowning petal, thine alone.
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5.
A Letter From A Girl To Her Own Old Age

Listen, and when thy hand this paper presses,
O time-worn woman, think of her who blesses
What thy thin fingers touch, with her caresses.
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014

If there is a look of human eyes that tells of perpetual loneliness, so there is also the familiar look that is the sign of perpetual crowds.

11 November 2014

Let a man turn to his own childhood—no further—if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change.

11 November 2014

The true colour of life is the colour of the body, the colour of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest colour of the unpublished blood.

11 November 2014

It is easy to replace man, and it will take no great time, when Nature has lapsed, to replace Nature.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 12 July 2021

A wonderful poet with exceedingly well penmanship!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 12 July 2021

CONT. The Magazine of Art, The Scots Observer, The Tablet, The Art Journal, the National Observer, edited by W. E. Henley the Pall Mall Gazette, and The Saturday Review.They have 8 chilfren, only one died when three months old.A great poetess with a great mind and soul

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Sylvia Frances Chan 12 July 2021

Alice was much involved in editorial work on publications with her husband, and in her own writing, poetry and prose. She wrote regularly for The World, The Spectator,

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Richard Miller 22 December 2020

I am in awe of her work. What a great mind and heart!

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Melanie Williams 14 March 2019

Alice Meynell was born on 11th October 1847

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Melanie Williams 14 March 2019

Alice Meynell was born on 11 October 1847

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John Eade 08 January 2019

Another book: Poems by Alice Meynell Burns & Oates,1917 (First impression 1913) 117 pp

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