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Elizabeth Akers Allen
“Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight, / Make me a child again just for to-night!”
“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.”
“We do not die with those we mourn.”
“Little bird out in the rain.”
“Like a sorrowful woman, standing there / With drooping garments and drifting hair.”
“Dear Lord, please send us blessed dreams, / And let them all come true.”
“... unremembered and afar, / I watched you, as I watch a star, / Through darkness struggling into view, / And I loved you better than you knew.”
“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.”
“Ah, for the weariness that comes of living / There is no cure but death!”
Elizabeth Akers Allen, U.S. poet, journalist, writer
(1832 - 1911)
Full name: Elizabeth Anne Chase Akers Allen. She also wrote as Florence Percy.