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Rosemary and Pansies

Gelesen von AnnaLisa Bodtker

Effie Waller Smith was recognized as a promising young black poet. Her poems reflect her love of nature, her faith, and her experience as a black woman in Appalachia. Although she only published three volumes of poetry during her lifetime, the poems are as relevant today as when first published. Perhaps she is best described in this poem by Peter Clay: "To Effie Waller. Far upon among the mountains, Where rivers leave their fountains, And happy birds send forth their merry thrills, There dwells a little poet, Though few there be who know it, Whose voice is an echo from the hills." (AnnaLisa Bodtker) (0 hr 57 min)

Chapters

At the Grave of One Forgotten

2:46

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The Shepherds' Vision

1:22

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Heredity

1:30

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The Wood Fire

1:29

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A New Year's Hope

1:25

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To a Silver Dollar

1:27

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Preparation

2:16

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Ghosts

1:27

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The Rainbow

1:04

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Heroes

1:36

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The Recompense

1:22

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The Test

1:17

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To a Dead Baby

1:28

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Thanksgiving

1:53

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Under Roofs

1:12

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Forever

1:16

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If Christ Should Come

2:52

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Gifts

1:52

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Benefaction

1:10

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Historic Ground

1:17

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A Mountain Graveyard

2:42

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After the Last Lesson

1:30

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The Road to Church

2:58

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The Patchwork Quilt

3:05

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My Brother

1:30

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In Fuller Measure

1:21

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October

0:58

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Benignant Death

1:19

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The Unreturning

1:11

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When a Hundred Years Have Passed

2:20

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Fallen Leaves

1:05

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December Snow

1:26

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Trust

1:04

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Toward Sunrise

1:37

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Good Night

1:18

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