Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

(24 September 1825 – 22 February 1911 / Baltimore, Maryland)

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Poems

41. Truth 1/3/2003
42. Then And Now 1/3/2003
43. Henry Clay 4/17/2010
44. Songs For The People 1/3/2003
45. A Story Of The Rebellion 4/17/2010
46. The Drunkard's Child 1/3/2003
47. The Night Of Death 1/3/2003
48. Sir, We Would See Jesus 4/17/2010
49. Moses: A Story Of The Nile (Extract) 4/17/2010
50. The Dying Bondman 1/3/2003
51. The Building 1/3/2003
52. I'M Tired Of Life 4/17/2010
53. President Lincoln's Proclamation Of Freedom 4/17/2010
54. Go Work In My Vineyard 1/3/2003
55. Dandelions 1/3/2003
56. A Little Child Shall Lead Them 1/3/2003
57. Ellen 4/17/2010
58. Dark-Browed Martha 4/17/2010
59. An Appeal To My Countywomen 1/3/2003
60. The Dying Queen 1/3/2003
61. Church Building 4/17/2010
62. Come To Me When I'M Dying 4/17/2010
63. The Crocuses 4/17/2010
64. Burial Of Sarah 1/3/2003
65. I Thirst 1/3/2003
66. Fishers Of Men 1/3/2003
67. Learning To Read 4/17/2010
68. Thank God For Little Children 1/3/2003
69. Ethiopia 4/17/2010
70. The Slave Mother 1/3/2003
71. Death Of The Old Sea King 1/3/2003
72. God Bless Our Native Land 1/3/2003
73. Aunt Chloe's Politics 4/17/2010
74. Home, Sweet Home 1/3/2003
75. Let The Light Enter 1/3/2003
76. Mother's Treasures 1/3/2003
77. A Double Standard 4/17/2010
78. A Grain Of Sand 4/17/2010
79. Aunt Chloe 1/1/2004
80. Bury Me In A Free Land 1/3/2003

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  • angel anderson (3/13/2018 12:50:00 PM)

    awsome even though i haven't read it yet.\

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Best Poem of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

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.

I could not rest if around my grave
I heard the steps of a trembling slave;
His shadow above my silent tomb
Would make it a place of fearful gloom.

I could not rest if I heard the tread
Of a coffle gang to the shambles led,
And the mother's shriek of wild despair
Rise like a curse on the trembling air.

I could not sleep if I saw the lash
Drinking her blood at each fearful gash,
And I saw her ...

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Going East

She came from the East a fair, young bride,
With a light and a bounding heart,
To find in the distant West a home
With her husband to make a start.

He builded his cabin far away,
Where the prairie flower bloomed wild;
Her love made lighter all his toil,
And joy and hope around him smiled.

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