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Mary Ashley Townsend

  • ... Solitude, like some unsounded bell, / Hangs full of secrets that it cannot tell ...

    • Mary Ashley Townsend,
    • "Down the Bayou," in Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed., An American Anthology 1787-1900 ()
  • 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,
    • "Embryo," in Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed., An American Anthology 1787-1900 ()

Mary Ashley Townsend, U.S. poet

(1932 - 1901)

Full name: Mary Ashley Van Voorhis Townsend. She also used the name Xariffa.