Who is Mathilde Blind

Mathilde Blind (born Mathilda Cohen, 21 March 1841 in Mannheim, Germany, died 26 November 1896 in London), was a German-born English poet, fiction writer, biographer, essayist and literary critic. In the early 1870s she emerged as a pioneering female aesthete in a mostly male community of artists and writers, and by the late 1880s she had become a prominent voice and leader among New Woman writers, including Vernon Lee (Violet Paget), Amy Levy, Mona Caird, Olive Schreiner, Rosamund Marriott Watson, and Katharine Tynan. Her work was praised by Algernon Charles Swinburne, William Michael Rossetti, Amy Levy, Edith Nesbit, Arthur Symons and Arnold Bennett. Her widely discussed poem The Ascent of Man represents a distinctly feminist response to the Darwinian theory of evolution.
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Mathilde Blind Poems

  • Marriage
    LOVE springs as lightly from the human heart
    As springs the lovely rose upon the brier,
    Which turns the common hedge to floral fire,
    As Love wings Time with rosy-feathered dart. ...
  • The Moon Of Ramadân
    The sunset melts upon the Nile,
    The stony desert glows,
    Beneath heaven's universal smile,
    One burning damask rose; ...
  • Lines Ii
    THOU camest with the coming Spring!
    With swallows, and the murmuring
    Of unloosed waters, with the birth
    Of daisies dimpling the green earth. ...
  • As Many Stars
    AS many stars as are aglow
    Deep in the hollows of the night
    As many as the flowers that blow
    Beneath the kindling light; ...
  • The Dying Dragoman
    Far in the fiery wilderness,
    Beyond the town of Assouan,
    Left languishing in sore distress,
    There lay a dying Dragoman. ...
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Love 91 I Love You 91 Life 75 Heart 71 Light 69 Earth 56 Sun 55 Night 55 White 42 Moon 41


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  • Marcbekoff: the hidden slippery slopes of animal reintroduction programs blind faith in reintroduction programs means some animals will be harmed and killed who otherwise would have gone on to live more normal lives.
  • C19gsjournal: from the archives—check out patricia murphy’s “ecofeminist whispers: the interrogation of “feminine nature” in mathilde blind’s short poetry” in issue 11.1:
  • Bordercollies: i just published ‘april rain’ by mathilde blind
  • Book_addict: happy birthday to german-born english poet mathilde blind (march 21, 1841), author of “the ascent of man” (1888) et al.
  • Rbidet: mathilde kristensen | sorry (seinabo sey) | blind auditions | the voice ...
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Vain Hope
 by Ernest Dowson

Sometimes, to solace my sad heart, I say,
Though late it be, though lily-time be past,
Though all the summer skies be overcast,
Haply I will go down to her, some day,
And cast my rests of life before her feet,
That she may have her will of me, being so sweet
And none gainsay!

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