Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Poems

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1.
Bury Me In A Free Land

Make me a grave where'er you will,
In a lowly plain, or a lofty hill;
Make it among earth's humblest graves,
But not in a land where men are slaves.
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2.
A Grain Of Sand

Do you see this grain of sand
Lying loosely in my hand?
Do you know to me it brought
Just a simple loving thought?
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3.
Aunt Chloe

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I remember, well remember,
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That dark and dreadful day,
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4.
A Double Standard

Do you blame me that I loved him?
If when standing all alone
I cried for bread a careless world
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5.
Mother's Treasures

Two little children sit by my side,
I call them Lily and Daffodil;
I gaze on them with a mother's pride,
One is Edna, the other is Will.
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6.
Aunt Chloe's Politics

Of course, I don't know very much
About these politics,
But I think that some who run 'em,
Do mighty ugly tricks.
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7.
Let The Light Enter

"The dying words of Goethe."


"Light! more light! the shadows deepen,
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8.
Thank God For Little Children

Thank God for little children,
Bright flowers by earth's wayside,
The dancing, joyous lifeboats
Upon life's stormy tide.
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9.
Home, Sweet Home

Sharers of a common country,
They had met in deadly strife;
Men who should have been as brothers
Madly sought each other's life.
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10.
Ethiopia

Yes, Ethiopia yet shall stretch
Her bleeding hands abroad;
Her cry of agony shall reach
The burning throne of God.
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