Helen Hunt Jackson
Helen Hunt Jackson Poems
- A Calendar Of Sonnets: January O Winter! frozen pulse and ...
- A Calendar Of Sonnets: October The month of carnival of all ...
- A Calendar Of Sonnets: April No days such honored days as ...
- September 1 The golden-rod is yellow; 2 The corn ...
- October's Bright Blue Weather O suns and skies and clouds of ...
- A Calendar Of Sonnets: Novembe... This is the treacherous month...
- A Dream I dreamed that I ws dead and crossed the heavens,-- ...
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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A Calendar Of Sonnets: January
O Winter! frozen pulse and heart of fire,
What loss is theirs who from thy kingdom turn
Dismayed, and think thy snow a sculptured urn
Of death! Far sooner in midsummer tire
The streams than under ice. June could not hire
Her roses to forego the strength they learn
In sleeping on thy breast. No fires can burn
The bridges thou dost lay where men desire
In vain to build.
O Heart, when Love's sun goes
To northward, and the sounds of singing cease,
Keep warm by inner fires, and rest in peace.
Sleep on content, as sleeps the patient rose.