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On Imagination

Rating: 2.7
THY various works, imperial queen, we see,
How bright their forms! how deck'd with pomp
by thee!
Thy wond'rous acts in beauteous order stand,
And all attest how potent is thine hand.
From Helicon's refulgent heights attend,
Ye sacred choir, and my attempts befriend:
To tell her glories with a faithful tongue,
Ye blooming graces, triumph in my song.
Now here, now there, the roving Fancy flies,
Till some lov'd object strikes her wand'ring eyes,
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Ana M.K.J 07 January 2021
These poems are so nice. They remind me of the colonial times and these poems are from the colonial times. I like things like this stuff!
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Wesley D. Willis 20 July 2020
Anyone who recognizes God is awesome to me.
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Chinedu Dike 02 November 2019
Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful work of art..........................................................
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Adeeb Alfateh 11 October 2019
Her cheeks all glowing with celestial dies, While a pure stream of light o'erflows the skies. beautiful, great great 10++++++++
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Bloc Boy 01 April 2019
Grape street or get your face beat
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lugas 10 September 2018
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lugas 10 September 2018
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Earnest Gatuma 02 November 2016
wonderfully created work, so proficient....Thank you for sharing
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Leah Thompson 01 February 2016
The poet takes us through a journey. Like we can see a world we have never been to. Her poems, though insightful and meaningful, have some dark thought behind them, which I don not mind that much. I hope Ms.Wheatley knew how exquisite her poems were.
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Susan Williams 21 October 2015
Some think this poem 'On Imagination' has an underlying meaning concerning the abilities of slaves to learn and excel in creative subjects just as well as the white race. Maybe so. It certainly can be read in that vein. Like Imagination! Who can sing thy force? could be asking who cannot be inspired to create? There is a force in this poem called Winter that discourages imagination. Winter could be seen as the white man who rips the ability to read out of black hands as well as the ability to write which pretty much freezes imagination to the ephemeral oral transmission of thoughts. .
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