American Poetry in the Age of Whitman and Dickinson

For a Commonplace Book 8

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No, let it stay. It speaks but truth:
My Autumn’s day is dawning.
The dream is past; sweet dream of youth.
Hair, I accept thy warning.

— Mary E. Tucker, opening lines of “The First Grey Hair” (Poems [1867])

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Written by Ben Friedlander

March 22, 2010 at 6:21 pm

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