Amos Bronson Alcott
Amos Bronson Alcott Poems
- Margaret Fuller THOU, Sibyl rapt! whose sympathetic soul ...
- Thoreau WHO nearer Nature’s life would truly come Must ...
- Bartol POET of the Pulpit, whose full-chorded lyre ...
- Sonnet 16 WHEN I remember with what buoyant heart, Midst ...
- Hawthorne ROMANCER, far more coy than that coy sex! ...
- Garrison FREEDOM’S first champion in our fettered land! ...
- Channing CHANNING! my Mentor whilst my thought was young, ...
Amos Bronson Alcott was an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. As an educator, Alcott pioneered new ways of interacting with young students, focusing on a conversational style, and avoided traditional punishment. He hoped to perfect the human spirit and, to that end, advocated a vegan diet before the term was coined. He was also an abolitionist and an advocate for women's rights.
Born in Connecticut in 1799, Alcott had only minimal formal schooling before attempting a career as a traveling salesman. Worried about how the itinerant life might negatively impact his soul, he turned to teaching. His innovative methods, however, were controversial, and he rarely stayed... more »
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THOU, Sibyl rapt! whose sympathetic soul
Infused the myst’ries thy tongue failed to tell;
Though from thy lips the marvellous accents fell,
And weird wise meanings o’er the senses stole,
Through those rare cadences, with winsome spell;
Yet even in such refrainings of thy voice
There struggled up a wailing undertone,
That spoke thee victim of the Sisters’ choice,—
Charming all others, dwelling still alone.
They left thee thus disconsolate to roam,
And scorned thy dear, devoted life to spare.
Around the storm-tost vessel sinking there