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Mary Ashley Townsend
“... Solitude, like some unsounded bell, / Hangs full of secrets that it cannot tell ...”
“I feel a poem in my heart to-night, / A still thing growing, — / As if the darkness to the outer light / A song were owing ...”
Mary Ashley Townsend, U.S. poet
(1932 - 1901)
Full name: Mary Ashley Van Voorhis Townsend. She also used the name Xariffa.