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Ellen Sturgis Hooper

  • I slept and dreamed that life was Beauty, — / I woke, and found that life was Duty.

    • Ellen Sturgis Hooper,
    • untitled poem (1840), A Collection of Poems ()
  • ... weather is the indisputable ruler of the forest and every living thing in it ...

    • Ellen Sturgis Hooper,
    • "King Weather," The Long-Shadowed Forest ()
  • The earth rests, and remembers.

    • Ellen Sturgis Hooper,
    • "The Waiting Hills," The Long-Shadowed Forest ()
  • ... man ... thinks of himself as a creator instead of a user, and this delusion is robbing him, not only of his natural heritage, but perhaps of his future.

    • Ellen Sturgis Hooper,
    • "The Waiting Hills," The Long-Shadowed Forest ()
  • The natural world is dynamic. From the expanding universe to the hair on a baby's head, nothing is the same from now to the next moment.

    • Ellen Sturgis Hooper,
    • "The Waiting Hills," The Long-Shadowed Forest ()

Ellen Sturgis Hooper, U.S. poet

(1812 - 1848)