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Alice Dunbar-Nelson
(1875-1935) born on
US poet, essayist. She published her first book of poems, essays, and stories, "Violets and Other Tales, at age twenty; was also active in politics and women's clubs.
         
   
F
I had not thought of violets of late,
The wild, shy kind that springs beneath your feet
In wistful April days.

R
I sit and sew -- a useless task it seems,
My hands grown tired, my head weighed down with dreams . . .
A
It's punishment to be compelled to do what one doesn't wish.
N
Nothing will do me any good unless I learn to control this body of mine.
K
In every race, in every nation, and in every clime in every period of history there is always an eager-eyed group of youthful patriots who seriously set themselves to right the wrongs done to their race or nation or . . . art or self-expression.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Violets;" in "The Monthly Review," 1895.
R: "I Sit and Sew ."
A: "Give Us Each Day," 1984.
N: In "Give Us Each Day," 12 Aug 1921.
K: In "The Messanger," Mar 1927.
   


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