She is the poetic goddess of her time.
The great poetess of her time was born someday in 1875. I suppose that day everything was poetic in Washington DC. She became a distinct vocal journalist and worked with Chicago and New York papers. Her greatest concern being the suffering of humanity, she visited hospitals, prisons and such places where there was human soul in dire need of comfort and reassurance. Her kind sweet spirit was to latter splash-paint her poetry and fiction works, when final the call to higher service to humanity through literature overwhelmed her.
One of the many awards in her record is the Honorary degree (Litt.D) by Golden State University, Los Angeles; a special acknowledgement of her brilliant and passionate work in poetry.
At the close of World War II she was one of the delegates to 1st International Congress of Women at The Hague.
Below are her top five blissful poems which I can’t resist to read every day;
• When Nature Wants a Man
• God The Artist
• In Spite of War
• The Unknown Soldier
When Nature Wants a Man stands out and fresh, I strongly recommend it to our ‘civilized men’.
It is a poem I read every morning and recite in my every speech, check it 3rd stanza;
When nature wants to name a man
And fame a man, and tame a man
When nature wants to shame a man
To do his heavenly best
When she tries the highest test
That her reckoning may bring
When she wants a god or king
How she reins him and restrains him
So his body scarce contains him
While she fires him
And inspires him
Keep him yearning, ever burning for
A tantalizing goal
Lures and lacerates his soul
Sets a challenge for his soul
Draws it higher when he’s near it
Makes a jungle that he fears it
Makes a desert that he fears it
And subdue it if he can
So doth nature make a man
Angela Morgan, her poetic odyssey is worth study.