Hamlin Garland

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Hannibal Hamlin Garland (September 14, 1860 – March 4, 1940) was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. He is best known for his fiction involving hard-working Midwestern farmers.

Born in West Salem, Wisconsin, he lived on various Midwestern farms throughout his young life, but settled in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1884 to ...
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Do You Fear The Wind
Do you fear the force of the wind,
The slash of the rain?
Go face them and fight them,
Be savage again.
The Greeting Of The Roses
WE had been long in mountain snow,
In valleys bleak, and broad, and bare,
Where only moss and willows grow,
Somewhere, in deeps
Of tangled, ripening wheat,
A little prairie-chicken cries-
On The Mississippi
Through wild and tangled forests
The broad, unhasting river flows-
Spotted with rain-drops, gray with night;
Upon its curving breast there goes
In August
From the great trees the locusts cry
In quavering ecstatic duo-a boy
Shouts a wild call-a mourning dove
In the blue distance sobs-the wind
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11 November 2014
There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives.


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