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Margaret Widdemer

  • John felt for the moment exactly the mingled pleasure and embarrassment that a man does who has been adopted by an unusually nice dog. It is a compliment, but one doesn't know exactly what to do with the animal.

  • It is rather calming to remember that you really couldn't have foreseen what is happening to you.

  • ... it was like kissing over the telephone — it didn't get you anywhere, but it had a cunning sound.

  • ... he never showed his temper at all, but you couldn't be with him ten minutes without being morally certain that he had a very bad and sullen one, which he merely kept concealed for reasons of his own.

  • Let us in through the guarded gate, / Let us in for the world's sake.

    • Margaret Widdemer,
    • "The Women's Litany," The Factories ()
  • There is memory in the forest.

    • Margaret Widdemer,
    • "Remembrance: Greek Folk-Song," The Factories ()
  • In this world I shall not find / Any comforter like Wind, / ... the Winds have brothered me.

    • Margaret Widdemer,
    • "Wind-Litany," The Factories ()

Margaret Widdemer, U.S. writer, poet

(1880 - 1978)