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Creative Quotations from . . .
Anne Spencer
(1882-1975) born on
US poet, social worker. She is best known for her writings that were published during the Harlem Renaissance.
Let me learn now where Beauty is;
I was born to know her mysteries . . .

I saw your heart,
And altered there in its darksome place
Were the tongues of flame the ancients knew . . .
Is any prophet come to teach a new thing
Now in a more apt time?
I proudly love being a Negro woman -- it's so involved and interesting.
It is dangerous for a woman to defy the gods;
To taunt them with the tongue's thin tip,
Or strut in the weakness of mere humanity,
Or draw a line daring them to cross.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Questing."
R: "Lady, Lady."
A: "Before the Feast of Shushan."
N: "Caroling Dusk," 1927.
K: "Letter to My Sister."

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