Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn

Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn

Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn
Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn (February 4, 1876 – April 4, 1959) was a poet associated with the American Naturalist literary movement. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Cleghorn spent much of her early childhood in Minnesota and Wisconsin before moving to Vermont at age 9 after the death of her mother. She remained there for the majority of her life until her ...
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The Golf Links
The golf links lie so near the mill
That almost every day
Comrade Jesus
Thanks to St. Matthew, who had been
At mass-meetings in Palestine,
We knew whose side was spoken for
When Comrade Jesus had the floor.
Hemlock Mountain
By orange grove and palm-tree, we walked the southern shore,
Each day more still and golden than was the day before.
That calm and languid sunshine! How faint it made us grow
To look on Hemlock Mountain when the storm hangs low!
The Incentive
I saw a sickly cellar plant
Droop on its feeble stem, for want
Of sun and wind and rain and dew —
Of freedom! — Then a man came through
The Mother Follows
She follows the children out to play,
And calls and clutches when they stray
The hideous, nameless house too near,
Or in the bright saloon would peer.


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