Famous Women Poets
Because I could not stop for Death,- Emily Dickinson
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
In vain you try
To smother my song:
A million children
In chorus sing it
Beneath the sun!
Lone in the light of that magical grove,
I felt the stars of the spirits of Love
Gather and gleam round my delicate youth,
And I heard the song of the spirits of Truth;
To quench my longing I bent me low
By the streams of the spirits of Peace that flow
In that magical wood in the land of sleep.
- Sarojini Naidu
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.
- Female Poets at Poetseers
I watched a rosebud very long
Brought on by dew and sun and shower,
Waiting to see the perfect flower:
Then, when I thought it should be strong,
It opened at the matin hour
And fell at evensong.
- Christina Rossetti