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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  • Rachelzegler: absolutely wild how no recording artist has ever been able to top “stars are blind” by paris hilton!
  • Ascensionarcana: who thrilled with light of love in every pore, opened her flower-blue eyes, and looked in his. then all things felt life fluttering at their core— the world shook mystical in lambent bliss. — mathilde blind
  • Lauren_n_roth: "the april rain, the april rain, comes slanting down in fitful showers, then from the furrow shoots the grain, and banks are fledged with nestling flowers; and in grey shawl and woodland bowers the cuckoo through the april rain calls once again." —mathilde blind
  • Greenmancider: blossom of the apple trees! mossy trunks all gnarled and hoary, grey boughs tipped with rose-veined glory, clustered petals soft as fleece garlanding old apple trees! (mathilde blind)
  • Shelleyscholar: shelleyan 18: william michael rossetti (1829-1919) was one of the poet's best editors and advocates, a man of remarkable energy and generosity: 'called on mathilde blind, and left her some shelley books she wants in the compilation of her shelley selection for tauchnitz'.
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The Little Black Boy
 by William Blake

My mother bore me in the southern wild,
And I am black, but O! my soul is white.
White as an angel is the English child:
But I am black as if bereav'd of light.

My mother taught me underneath a tree
And sitting down before the heat of day.
She took me on her lap and kissed me,

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