Who is Alice Duer Miller

Miller circa 1920 Alice Duer Miller (July 28, 1874 – August 22, 1942) was a writer from the U.S. whose poetry actively influenced political opinion. Her feminist verses made an impact on the suffrage issue, and her verse novel The White Cliffs encouraged U.S. entry into World War II. She also wrote novels and screenplays.

BiographyFamily Alice Duer was born in New York City on July 28, 1874, into a wealthy family. She was the daughter of James Gore King Duer and Elizabeth Wilson Meads, the daugh...
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Alice Duer Miller Poems

  • A Creed
    COURAGE to ask of love neither sign nor token,
    Wisdom to wait, silence and faith are better;
    Fear, not alone lest the bond be some day broken,
    But, that love, too desperately dear, become a fetter....
  • The Penintent
    'NEVER,' he said, 'nevermore,
    In the murmuring stillness of night
    Shall I wait for her hand on my door,
    Confident, light; ...
  • An American To France
    O FRANCE, with what a shamed and sorry smile
    We now recall that in a bygone day
    We sought of you art, wit, perfection, style;
    You were to us a playground and a play. ...
  • The History Of A Minute
    I saw a lady on the stair,
    And she was, oh, so strangely fair,
    With a knot of butter-colored hair,
    And a waiting, listening, wondering air. ...
  • Easton's Beach
    LAST night I saw a city by the sea,
    Outlined in sparks of fire;
    Those wreathed lamps made all a fantasy -
    Arch, dome and spire. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Alice Duer Miller

Woman 37 Women 35 Love 25 I Love You 25 Home 23 Long 23 Dear 21 Never 19 Time 18 Good 17


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House
 by Carl Sandburg

TWO Swede families live downstairs and an Irish policeman upstairs, and an old soldier, Uncle Joe.
Two Swede boys go upstairs and see Joe. His wife is dead, his only son is dead, and his two daughters in Missouri and Texas don't want him around.
The boys and Uncle Joe crack walnuts with a hammer on the bottom of a flatiron while the January wind howls and the zero air weaves laces on the window glass.
Joe tells the Swede boys all about Chickamauga and Chattanooga, how the Union soldiers crept in rain somewhere a dark night and ran forward and killed many Rebels, took flags, held a hill, and won a victory told about in the histories in school.
Joe takes a piece of carpenter's chalk, draws lines on the floor and piles stove wood to show where six regiments were slaughtered climbing a slope.
'Here they went' and 'Here they went,' says Joe, and the January wind howls and the zero air weaves laces on the window glass.
The two Swede boys go downstairs with a big blur of guns, men, and hills in their heads. They eat herring and potatoes and tell the family war is a wonder and soldiers are a wonder.
One breaks out with a cry at supper: I wish we had a war now and I could be a soldier.
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