Annie Charlotte Dalton
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Annie Charlotte Armitage Dalton MBE (December 9, 1865 – January 12, 1938) was a English-born Canadian poet, sometimes known as "the Poet Laureate of the Deaf."
- "I will be strong! then let the billows roll
Far o'er my head--they cannot hurt my soul;
Deeper the swell, the higher soars the crest--
I reach my haven on its boundless breast."
- Dalton, "Resolution" (first stanza), from The Marriage of Music (1910)
- "The landscape, like a painted picture shone,
Lined as an atlas in the window frame,
In form, in character, for aye the same,
But many moods writ each its tale thereon."
- Dalton, "A Sick Man's Day (second stanza), from The Marriage of Music (1910)
- "We ask Thee not for quietness and rest,
But for the ecstasy of endless quest;
That Chief Adventure, questing for the truth,
That radiant wholesomeness, immortal youth."
- "Foolish, foolish
sang a solo
of her auntie,
her rich auntie
and her trumpet,
such a trumpet
as old ladies
give to stranger-
folk to blow in."
Quotes About Annie Charlotte Dalton
- "During periods of creative work she lived in another world."
- Robinson, Noel (1938-01-15). "Annie Charlotte Dalton: A Tribute". The Province. p. 4. Retrieved 2023-05-20 – via Newspapers.com.