Wednesday, November 25, 2015

John Greenleaf Whittier

Lately I've been reading some wonderful poems by John Greenleaf Whittier. He is a sadly unappreciated American poet these days, but I'm resurrecting him for myself, loving the smooth-flowing lines, the surprising rhymes, and the heartfelt truths of the poems. He was a life-long Quaker-pacifist-abolitionist-free spirit, and all of that comes clearly through his poems.

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