In this Book

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's In This Our World and Uncollected Poems
buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
Brings together Charlotte Perkins Gilman's first collection of poetry alongside 79 previously uncollected verses.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover, Front Flap
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xiii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Note on the Text
  2. p. xvii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xix-xxvi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The World
  2. pp. 1-2
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Birth
  2. p. 3
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Nature’s Answer
  2. pp. 4-5
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Commonplace
  2. pp. 5-6
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Homes—A Sestina
  2. pp. 6-7
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Common Inference
  2. p. 7
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Rock and the Sea
  2. pp. 8-9
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Lion Path
  2. pp. 9-10
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Reinforcements
  2. p. 10
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Heroism
  2. pp. 10-12
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Fire with Fire
  2. p. 12
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Shield
  2. pp. 12-13
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. To the Preacher
  2. pp. 13-14
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Type
  2. p. 14
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Compromise
  2. pp. 14-15
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part of the Battle
  2. p. 15
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Step Faster, Please
  2. pp. 15-16
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A New Year’s Reminder
  2. p. 16
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Out of Place
  2. pp. 16-17
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Little Cell
  2. p. 17
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Child Speaks
  2. pp. 17-18
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. To a Good Many
  2. pp. 18-19
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. How Would You?
  2. pp. 19-21
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Man Must Live
  2. p. 21
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. In Duty Bound
  2. pp. 21-22
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Desire
  2. p. 22
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Why Not?
  2. pp. 22-23
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Out of the Gate
  2. pp. 23-24
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Modern Skeleton
  2. pp. 24-25
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Lesson of Death—to S.T.D.
  2. pp. 25-26
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. For Us
  2. p. 27
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Thanksgiving
  2. p. 27
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Christmas Hymn
  2. pp. 27-28
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Christmas
  2. pp. 28-29
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Living God
  2. pp. 29-30
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Prayer
  2. pp. 30-31
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Give Way!
  2. p. 31
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Thanksgiving Hymn—for California
  2. pp. 31-32
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Christmas Carol—for Los Angeles
  2. pp. 32-33
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. New Duty
  2. p. 33
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Seeking
  2. pp. 33-34
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Finding
  2. pp. 34-35
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Too Much
  2. p. 35
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Cup
  2. p. 35
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. What Then?
  2. pp. 35-36
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Our Loneliness
  2. pp. 36-37
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Keeper of the Light
  2. p. 37
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Immortality
  2. pp. 37-38
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Waste
  2. pp. 38-39
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Wings
  2. pp. 39-40
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Heart of the Water
  2. p. 40
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Ship
  2. p. 40
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Among the Gods
  2. pp. 41-42
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Songs
  2. p. 42
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Heaven
  2. pp. 42-43
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Ballad of the Summer Sun
  2. p. 43
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Pioneers
  2. p. 44
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Exiles
  2. p. 44
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Nevada Desert
  2. pp. 44-45
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Tree Feelings
  2. p. 45
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Monotony—from California
  2. pp. 45-46
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Beds of Fleur-de-Lys
  2. p. 46
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. It is Good to be Alive
  2. p. 47
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Changeless Year—Southern California
  2. p. 47
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Where Memory Sleeps—Rondeau
  2. pp. 47-48
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. California Car Windows
  2. p. 48
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Limits
  2. p. 48
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Powell Street
  2. pp. 48-50
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. From Russian Hill
  2. pp. 50-51
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. “An Unusual Rain”
  2. pp. 51-52
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Hills
  2. p. 52
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. City’s Beauty
  2. pp. 52-53
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Two Skies—from England
  2. p. 53
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Winds and Leaves—from England
  2. pp. 53-54
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. On the Pawtuxet
  2. p. 54
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Moonrise
  2. p. 54
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Their Grass!—A Protest from California
  2. p. 55
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Prophets
  2. p. 56
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Similar Cases
  2. pp. 56-58
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Conservative
  2. pp. 58-59
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. An Obstacle
  2. pp. 59-61
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Fox who had Lost his Tail
  2. p. 61
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Sweet Uses of Adversity
  2. pp. 61-62
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Connoisseurs
  2. pp. 62-63
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Technique
  2. p. 63
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Pastellette
  2. pp. 63-64
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Pig and the Pearl
  2. pp. 64-65
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Poor Human Nature
  2. p. 65
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Our San Francisco Climate
  2. pp. 65-66
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Criticism
  2. p. 66
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Another Creed
  2. pp. 66-67
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Little Lion
  2. p. 67
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Misfit
  2. pp. 67-68
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. On New Year’s Day
  2. p. 68
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Our East
  2. p. 69
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Unmentionable
  2. pp. 69-70
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. An Invitation from California
  2. pp. 70-71
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Resolve
  2. pp. 71-72
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Woman
  2. pp. 73-74
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. She Walketh Veiled and Sleeping
  2. p. 75
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. To Man
  2. pp. 75-76
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Women of To-day
  2. pp. 76-77
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. To the Young Wife
  2. pp. 77-78
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. False Play
  2. p. 78
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Motherhood
  2. pp. 78-80
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Six Hours a Day
  2. pp. 80-81
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. An Old Proverb
  2. pp. 81-82
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Reassurance
  2. p. 82
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Mother to Child
  2. pp. 82-84
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Services
  2. pp. 84-85
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. In Mother-Time
  2. pp. 85-86
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. She Who is to Come
  2. p. 86
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Girls of To-day
  2. pp. 86-87
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. “We, as Women”
  2. pp. 87-88
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. If Mother Knew
  2. pp. 88-89
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Anti-Suffragists
  2. pp. 89-90
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Women Do Not Want It
  2. p. 91
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Wedded Bliss
  2. p. 92
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Holy Stove
  2. pp. 92-93
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Mother’s Charge
  2. pp. 93-94
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Brood Mare
  2. pp. 94-96
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Feminine Vanity
  2. pp. 96-97
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Modest Maid
  2. pp. 97-98
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Unsexed
  2. pp. 98-99
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Females
  2. pp. 99-100
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Mother’s Soliloquy
  2. pp. 100-101
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. They Wandered Forth
  2. p. 101
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Baby Love
  2. pp. 101-102
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The March
  2. pp. 103-104
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Wolf at the Door
  2. pp. 105-106
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Lost Game
  2. pp. 106-107
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Looker-On
  2. pp. 107-109
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Old-Time Wail
  2. pp. 109-110
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Free Land is Not Enough
  2. pp. 110-111
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Who is to Blame?
  2. pp. 111-112
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. If a Man May Not Eat Neither Can He Work
  2. pp. 112-113
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. His Own Labor
  2. pp. 113-114
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. As Flew the Cross
  2. p. 114
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. To Labor
  2. pp. 114-115
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Hardly a Pleasure
  2. pp. 115-117
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Nationalism
  2. p. 117
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The King is Dead! Long Live the King!
  2. pp. 117-118
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. “How Many Poor!”
  2. pp. 118-119
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Dead Level
  2. pp. 119-120
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Cart Before the Horse
  2. p. 120
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Amoeboid Cell
  2. pp. 120-122
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Survival of the Fittest
  2. pp. 122-123
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Division of Property
  2. p. 123
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Christian Virtues
  2. pp. 123-125
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. What’s That?
  2. pp. 125-126
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. An Economist
  2. pp. 126-127
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Charity
  2. pp. 127-128
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Uncollected and Other Poems
  2. pp. 129-130
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. To D[andelion]—— G[reens]——
  2. p. 131
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Young Allan Black
  2. pp. 131-132
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Sketches
  2. pp. 132-133
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Ode to a Fool
  2. pp. 133-134
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Ballade of the Young Editor
  2. pp. 134-135
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Why Nature Laughs
  2. pp. 135-136
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Amiable Elephant
  2. p. 136
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Mr. Rockefeller’s Prayer
  2. pp. 137-138
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. “The Poor Ye Have Always With You"
  2. p. 138
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. To Mothers
  2. pp. 138-140
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Ballade of ye Gentil Mayde
  2. pp. 140-141
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Vain Fears
  2. pp. 141-142
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Hope
  2. pp. 142-143
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. News
  2. pp. 143-144
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Duty Farthest
  2. p. 144
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Tassels
  2. pp. 144-145
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A New Creation
  2. pp. 145-146
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Christmas Time
  2. pp. 146-147
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Ideas. (After Emerson)
  2. p. 147
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Teacher
  2. pp. 147-148
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The San Francisco Hen
  2. pp. 148-149
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. In Re “Andromaniacs”
  2. p. 149
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. My Cyclamen
  2. pp. 149-150
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Work and Wages
  2. pp. 150-151
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Ruined
  2. pp. 151-152
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Morning
  2. p. 152
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Women to Men. Relatives and Otherwise
  2. pp. 152-153
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. For the New Year
  2. p. 154
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Our System
  2. pp. 154-155
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. To American Men
  2. pp. 155-156
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Our Wealth
  2. pp. 156-157
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Our Tomorrow
  2. pp. 157-158
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. America
  2. p. 158
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Rats of Ruskin
  2. p. 158
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Eternal Me
  2. p. 159
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Too Wise
  2. p. 159
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Self-Conceit
  2. p. 159
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Two Callings
  2. pp. 160-162
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. In Honor / Chant Royale
  2. pp. 162-163
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Glimpse of New Orleans / Triolet
  2. p. 163
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. For This New Year
  2. p. 164
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Clam and the Lark
  2. pp. 164-165
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Coming
  2. p. 165
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The “Old” Woman
  2. pp. 165-167
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Valentine to the Bluestocking
  2. p. 167
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Her Answer
  2. pp. 167-168
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. My Lady’s Hat / A Pantun
  2. pp. 168-169
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Purpose
  2. p. 170
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Missing the Way
  2. p. 170
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Human Living
  2. p. 171
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. What Counts
  2. p. 171
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Step by Step
  2. p. 172
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. “O ’Tis Love, ’Tis Love, ’Tis Love That Makes the World Go Round”
  2. pp. 172-173
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Faith and Fact
  2. p. 173
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Where We Leave Off
  2. pp. 173-174
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Pushing into the Days
  2. p. 174
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. For Each Day
  2. p. 174
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Strange Lands
  2. pp. 174-175
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Climb a Tree
  2. p. 175
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Human Pain
  2. pp. 175-176
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Heirlooms
  2. p. 176
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Labor is Prayer
  2. pp. 176-177
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Freedom
  2. p. 177
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Little White Animals
  2. p. 178
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. There is No Payment
  2. p. 179
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. To the Wise—A Bargain
  2. pp. 179-180
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song for Equal Suffrage
  2. pp. 180-181
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Water-lilies
  2. p. 181
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 13 Epigraphs to What Diantha Did
  2. pp. 181-184
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 13 Epigraphs to The Crux
  2. pp. 185-187
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. [“‘Ah, who am I that God should bow]
  2. p. 187
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. We Stand as One
  2. pp. 187-188
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Womanhood
  2. p. 188
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Wouldn’t You Think?
  2. pp. 188-189
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Woman’s Hour
  2. p. 189
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Two
  2. pp. 189-190
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Primal Power
  2. p. 190
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. [I’m not feathers, beak, and wings]
  2. pp. 190-191
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Two Hundred Words
  2. p. 191
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Hundred Years Hence
  2. pp. 191-192
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. [O rock and ice! I offered you my hand]
  2. p. 192
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. [For this new year unknown whose steady wing]
  2. p. 192
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. [I wait the coming year too sad for fear]
  2. pp. 192-193
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. For 1899
  2. p. 193
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. [So proud of our grandsires are we]
  2. p. 193
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Sophia and Amelia
  2. p. 194
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Crusade Hymn
  2. pp. 194-195
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The First Idealist
  2. p. 195
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 199-208
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 209-210
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Back Cover, Back Flap
  2. restricted access Download |
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.