Helen Hunt Jackson
Helen Hunt Jackson Poems
- October's Bright Blue Weather O suns and skies and clouds of ...
- Freedom What freeman knoweth freedom? Never he Whose ...
- A Dream I dreamed that I ws dead and crossed the heavens,-- ...
- September 1 The golden-rod is yellow; 2 The corn ...
- A Calendar Of Sonnets: April No days such honored days as ...
- A Calendar Of Sonnets: January O Winter! frozen pulse and ...
- Danger With what a childish and short-sighted sense Fear ...
Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, born Helen Fiske, was a United States writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by the U.S. government. She detailed the adverse effects of government actions in her history A Century of Dishonor (1881). Her novel Ramona dramatized the federal government's mistreatment of Native Americans in Southern California and attracted considerable attention to her cause,although its popularity was based on its romantic and picturesque qualities rather than its political content. It was estimated to have been reprinted 300 times, and contributed to the growth of tourism in Southern California.
The novel was adapted repeatedly ... more »
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October's Bright Blue Weather
O suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October's bright blue weather;
When loud the bumblebee makes haste,
Belated, thriftless vagrant,
And goldenrod is dying fast,
And lanes with grapes are fragrant;
When gentians roll their fingers tight
To save them for the morning,
And chestnuts fall from satin burrs
Without a sound of warning;
When on the ground red apples lie
In piles like jewels shining,
And redder still on old stone walls
Are leaves of woodbine ...