Who is Laura (riding) Jackson

Laura Riding Jackson (January 16, 1901 – September 2, 1991) was an American poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer.

Early life She was born Laura Reichenthal in New York to a family of Austrian Jewish immigrants, and educated at Cornell University, where she began to write poetry, publishing first (1923–26) under the name Laura Riding Gottschalk. She became associated with the Fugitives through Allen Tate, and they published her poems in The Fugitive magazine. Her first marriage, to historian Louis R. Gottschalk (1899–1975), ended in divorce in 1925, at the end of which year she went to England at the invitation of Robert Graves and his wife Nancy Nicholson. She would remain in Europe for nearly fourteen years.

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Laura (riding) Jackson Poems

  • Yes And No
    Across a continent imaginary
    Because it cannot be discovered now
    Upon this fully apprehended planet-
    No more applicants considered,...
  • With The Face
    With the face goes a mirror
    As with the mind a world.
    Likeness tells the doubting eye
    That strangeness is not strange....
  • The World And I
    This is not exactly what I mean
    Any more than the sun is the sun.
    But how to mean more closely
    If the sun shines but approximately?...
  • The Simple Line
    The secrets of the mind convene splendidly,
    Though the mind is meek.
    To be aware inwardly
    of brain and beauty...
  • The Quids
    The little quids, the million quids,
    The everywhere, everything, always quids,
    The atoms of the Monoton-
    Each turned three essences where it stood...
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World 3 Death 3 Identity 2 Never 2 Simple 2 Pride 2 Heart 2 Mind 2 Book 2 Sun 2

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  • Designotter: "people who for some reason find it impossible to think about themselves, and so really be themselves, try to make up for not thinking with doing. they try to pretend that doing is thinking." —laura riding jackson
  • Olaitanhumble: “birth is the beginning where all part/ death is the beginning where they meet” —laura riding jackson, ahead and around
  • Harthousejames: "ahead and around" by laura riding jackson (1901-1991)
  • Bobbiriccipoet: the spring has many silences: buds are mysteriously unbound with a discreet significance, and buds say nothing. there are things that even the wind will not betray. earth puts her finger to her lips and muffles there her quiet, quick activity…. - laura riding jackson
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