Window of My Heart

John Greenlear Whittier (1807 – 1892) was an American Quaker poet who was influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns.  A strong advocate for the abolition of slavery in the United States, John Whittier published antislavery pamphlets and penned two collections of antislavery poetry. He lived to see the end of slavery with the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865 which outlawed slavery and involuntary servitude.

 

“All the windows of my heart I open to the day.”
John Greenleaf Whittier

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  1. That is such a lovely line. It made me smile. 🙂

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you so very much! Smiles open opportunities! You made my day!

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  2. John Greenleaf Whittier was requited reading in my eighth grade English class and our the knowledge of the lyrics were carefully questioned in the final County exams.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      The value of education cannot be underestimated!!!

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