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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  • Today_ebooks: a poem written over 100 years ago from - are women people? a book of rhymes for suffrage times by alice duer miller - more relevant today than ever you can read the whole book here:
  • Wiselifequotes2: “if it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends — you’re safe in doing it. but if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.” -alice duer miller via wise life lesson
  • Dreinavrfox: in 1914, suffragist alice duer miller published her satirical poem "why we oppose pockets for women" substituting the word 'vote' for 'pockets' to mock anti-suffrage arguments. in 2021, we are substituting 'masks' for 'pants' to make a similar point.
  • Personaldevel_: “if it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends — you’re safe in doing it. but if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.” -alice duer miller via wise life lesson
  • Jcoblessed: genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on
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