Against Love

by Katherine Philips 1632-1664 Hence Cupid! with your cheating toys, Your real griefs, and painted joys, Your pleasure which itself destroys. Lovers like men in fevers burn and rave, And only what will injure them do crave. Men’s weakness makes love so severe, They give him power by their fear, And make the shackles whichContinue reading “Against Love”

On Liberty and Slavery

by George Moses Horton (1797-1884/Northampton, North Carolina) Alas! and am I born for this, To wear this slavish chain? Deprived of all created bliss, Through hardship, toil and pain! How long in bondage have I lain, And languished to be free! Alas! and must I still complain – Deprived of liberty. Oh, Heaven! and isContinue reading “On Liberty and Slavery”