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Author: spencer, anne
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Spencer, Anne    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bannister, Anne Bethel Scales
11 poems available by this author


AT THE CARNIVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Gay little girl-of-the-diving-tank
Last Line: I implore neptune to claim his child today!
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women; Carnivals; Negroes; American Blacks


DUNBAR    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Ah, how poets sing and die!
Last Line: Ah, how poets sing and die!
Subject(s): Dunbar, Paul Laurence (1872-1906); Poetry & Poets


FOR JIM, EASTER EVE    Poem Text    
First Line: If ever a garden was gethsemane
Last Line: Last comfort in gethsemane.


INNOCENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: She tripped and fell against a star
Last Line: Twas a star-lance in her side!
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Innocence


LADY APRIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady april when you're dancing
Last Line: To the spot where blue bells grow.
Subject(s): April


LADY, LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady, lady, I saw your face
Last Line: Where the good god sits to spangle through.
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


LETTER TO MY SISTER    Poem Text    
First Line: It is dangerous for a woman to defy the gods
Last Line: The gods their god-like fun.
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women; Negroes; American Blacks


LIFE-LONG, POOR BROWNING NEVER KNEW VIRGINIA       


LINES TO A NASTURTIUM (A LOVER MUSES)    Poem Text    
First Line: Flame-flower, day-torch, mauna loa
Last Line: Beating, beating.
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women; Negroes; American Blacks


THE WIFE-WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Maker-of- sevens in the scheme of things
Last Line: And you, glory-clad, reach down.


WHITE THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Most things are colorful things - the sky, earth, and sea
Last Line: "man-maker, make white!"
Subject(s): African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks