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Bertha Adams Backus

  • Build for yourself a strong box, / Fashion each part with care; / When it's strong as your hand can make it, / Put all your troubles there; / ... / Lock all your heartaches within it, / Then sit on the lid and laugh.

    • Bertha Adams Backus,
    • "Then Laugh" (1911), in Hazel Felleman, ed., The Best Loved Poems of the American People ()

Bertha Adams Backus, U.S. poet

(1870 - 1956)