Helen Hunt Jackson

(18 October 1830 – 12 August 1885 / Amherst, Massachusetts)

Helen Hunt Jackson Quotes


    In what a strange bewilderment do we
    Awake each morn from out the brief night's sleep.
    Our struggling consciousness doth grope and creep
    Its slow way back, as if it could not free
    Itself from bonds unseen. Then Memory,
    Like sudden light, outflashes from its deep
    The joy or grief which it had last to keep
    For us; and by the joy or grief we see
    The new day dawneth like the yesterday;

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