Phillis Wheatley

(1753 – 5 December 1784 / Gambia)

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  • Nyasia Heart (6/23/2014 8:53:00 PM)

    Guys this is silly strangers arguing over other strangers opinions charisww was wrong on certain things and so was claudia but sometimes people dont think about what they are saying thats true? isn't it? We are people we should stop this its ridiculous everybody has their reasoning for everything right? but its a opinion its crazy to get mad at eachtothee cause of it positive things can we? @leilabronco @alexgalarneu @nonmanetinÆternum

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  • Leila Bronco (1/29/2014 4:21:00 PM)

    and also i amCraig Mabbitt little sister! ! so i can tell him everything and he is VERY overprotective! ! so i would stop if i were you! and yes this is Craig [ 3333

  • Leila Bronco (1/29/2014 3:46:00 PM)

    come on guys really? ? @claudia i agree with you but come on charisse everybody has their own opinion and if you dont like it then get off! js [3

  • Non Manet In Æternum (12/2/2013 3:07:00 PM)

    Alex Galarneau, unless you come from a slave ancestry, you have no way to empathize with Charisse's point of view. I think its people like you who poo poo the madness that transpired in much of slavery and holocaust. In other words, how can you put yourself into someone else's shoes when you don't have an iota of inclination into their history?

  • Alex Galarneau (9/18/2013 10:19:00 AM)

    Charisse, were you a slave? were you ripped from our family and forced into labor and beaten and raped? no. it is perfectly acceptable for a person to have an opinion about a poem that does not appeal to them. It does not make someone a racist at all. She didn't say she hated the poem because the author was black or that she thought that Phillis was a bad writer because of it. THANK YOU.

  • Sanskruti Siras (12/8/2011 7:57:00 AM)

    thanks for the witty poem sir....

  • Rookie - 0 Points Claudia Krizay (4/25/2011 4:51:00 PM)

    One poet I am not crazy about is Phillis Wheatley Maybe it is because I can't relate to her work. I am not saying she is a bad poet- to others she might be great. Maybe I am the stupid one because her writing doesn't appeal to me- but I think no poet is loved by everyone and nobody is perfect. I am sure a lot of people dislike my poetry and I am interested in why they don't just as I am interested in why others do like it. It is all in the eyes of the beholder but Phillis Wheatley's poetry I just cannot relate to. I won't say why because other readers might call me a racist. But people have to be willing to accept negative comments as well as the positive ones! ! !

  • Rookie - 0 Points Linda Stroud (2/27/2006 1:38:00 PM)

    This poem is awesome Phillis. You are a good poet, I really enjoyed thath one especially.Keep up the good work. Truly Awesome.............

On Virtue

O Thou bright jewel in my aim I strive
To comprehend thee. Thine own words declare
Wisdom is higher than a fool can reach.
I cease to wonder, and no more attempt
Thine height t' explore, or fathom thy profound.
But, O my soul, sink not into despair,
Virtue is near thee, and with gentle hand
Would now embrace thee, hovers o'er thine head.
Fain would the heav'n-born soul with her converse,

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