Sarah Orne Jewett

Sarah Orne Jewett Poems

Dunluce Castle

To-day upon thy ruined walls
The flowers wave flags of truce,
For time has proved thy conqueror,
And tamed thy strength, Dunluce!

A Wild Rose

A blushing wild pink rose,
    By tangled woods and ways,
A passing sweet that goes
    With summer days.

A Caged Bird

High at the window in her cage,
    The old canary sits and sings,
Nor sees across the curtain pass
    The shadow of a swallow's wings.

A Country Boy In Winter

The wind may blow the snow about,
For all I care, says Jack,
And I don’t mind how cold it grows,
For then the ice won’t crack.

A Farmer's Sorrow

The clouds look low and heavy, as if there would be rain,
It always means bad weather when you hear the brook so plain.

Sarah Orne Jewett Quotes

11 November 2014

Wrecked on the lee shore of age.

11 November 2014

Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.

11 November 2014

The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper—whether little or great, it belongs to Literature.

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Sarah Orne Jewett Biography

Sarah Orne Jewett (September 3, 1849 – June 24, 1909) was an American novelist and short story writer, best known for her local color works set in or near South Berwick, Maine, on the border of New Hampshire, which in her day was a declining New England seaport.

Jewett's family had been residents of New England for many generations. Her father w ...

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