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Quotation by Anne Spencer
It is dangerous for a woman to defy the gods;
To taunt them with the tongue's thin tip,
Or strut in the weakness of mere humanity,
Or draw a line daring them to cross;
Anne Spencer (1882–1975), U.S. poet. Letter to My Sister (l. 1–4). . .
Poetry of Black America, The; Anthology of the 20th Century. Arnold Adoff, ed. (1973) Harper & Row.
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