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Elizabeth Akers Allen

  • Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight, / Make me a child again just for to-night!

    • Elizabeth Akers Allen,
    • "Rock Me to Sleep, Mother," in The Saturday Evening Post ()
  • I have grown weary of dust and decay, / Weary of flinging my heart's wealth away — / Weary of sowing for others to reap; / Rock me to sleep, mother, rock me to sleep.

    • Elizabeth Akers Allen,
    • "Rock Me to Sleep, Mother," in The Saturday Evening Post ()
  • We do not die with those we mourn.

    • Elizabeth Akers Allen,
    • "Endurance" ()
  • Little bird out in the rain.

    • Elizabeth Akers Allen,
    • "Gertrude" ()
  • Like a sorrowful woman, standing there / With drooping garments and drifting hair.

    • Elizabeth Akers Allen,
    • "Rothermel's Widow" ()
  • Dear Lord, please send us blessed dreams, / And let them all come true.

    • Elizabeth Akers Allen,
    • "Blessed Dreams" ()
  • ... unremembered and afar, / I watched you, as I watch a star, / Through darkness struggling into view, / And I loved you better than you knew.

    • Elizabeth Akers Allen,
    • "Left Behind," in William Cullen Bryant and James Grant Wilson, eds., The Family Library of Poetry and Song ()
  • Carve not upon a stone when I go hence, / The praises which remorseful mourners give / To buried wives — a tardy recompense — / But speak them while I live.

    • Elizabeth Akers Allen,
    • "Until Death," The Silver Bridge: And Other Poems ()
  • Ah, for the weariness that comes of living / There is no cure but death!

    • Elizabeth Akers Allen,
    • "The City of the Living," The Magazine of Poetry and Literary Review ()

Elizabeth Akers Allen, U.S. poet, journalist, writer

(1832 - 1911)

Full name: Elizabeth Anne Chase Akers Allen. She also wrote as Florence Percy.