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Minna Gellert

  • Who would play the foolish part / Of fueling a fire / Above whose flame he sees his heart / Dangling from a wire.

    • Minna Gellert,
    • "Fatal Encounter," Flesh of the Furies ()
  • It is the private deaths of the mind / That matter — the endless burial / And the long atonement of survival ...

    • Minna Gellert,
    • "Morning Is a Broken Clock," Flesh of the Furies ()
  • Biography is a dangerous undertaking — / Like building love's mansion from blueprints, / Or testing the blood-stream for germs of truth.

    • Minna Gellert,
    • "To Biographers," Flesh of the Furies ()
  • Where the hero bled, you can wipe the sword, / Where he walked, you can plant a tree, / But landmarks do not make biography.

    • Minna Gellert,
    • "To Biographers," Flesh of the Furies ()
  • Mind on a journey / Stretches thought, / Like strings on a viol, / Thin and taut.

    • Minna Gellert,
    • "Mind on a Journey," Flesh of the Furies ()

Minna Gellert, U.S. poet

(1909 - ?)