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A Holiday - Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The Wife
The house is like a garden,
The children are the flowers,
The gardener should come methinks
And walk among his bowers,
Oh! lock the door on worry
And shut your cares away,
Not time of year, but love and cheer,
Will make a holiday.

The Husband
Impossible! You women do not know
The toil it takes to make a business grow.
I cannot join you until very late,
So hurry home, nor let the dinner wait.

The Wife
The feast will be like Hamlet
Without a Hamlet part:
The home is but a house, dear,
Till you supply the heart.
The Xmas gift I long for
You need not toil to buy;
Oh! give me back one thing I lack –
The love-light in your eye.

The Husband
Of course I love you, and the children too.
Be sensible, my dear, it is for you
I work so hard to make my business pay.
There, now, run home, enjoy your holiday.

The Wife (turning)
He does not mean to wound me,
I know his heart is kind.
Alas! that man can love us
And be so blind, so blind.
A little time for pleasure,
A little time for play;
A word to prove the life of love
And frighten care away!
Tho’ poor my lot in some small cot
That were a holiday.

The Husband (musing)
She has not meant to wound me, nor to vex –
Zounds! but ‘tis difficult to please the sex.
I’ve housed and gowned her like a very queen
Yet there she goes, with discontented mien.
I gave her diamonds only yesterday:
Some women are like that, do what you may.


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Poems About Holiday

  1. 1. A Holiday , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  2. 2. Holidays , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. 3. A Statesman's Holiday , William Butler Yeats
  4. 4. Alpine Holiday , Robert William Service
  5. 5. The Holidays , Jane Taylor
  6. 6. Christmas Holidays , Thomas Hood
  7. 7. Summer Holiday , Robinson Jeffers
  8. 8. The Holidays , Ann Taylor
  9. 9. My Holiday , Robert William Service
  10. 10. The Evening Of The Holiday , Count Giacomo Leopardi
  11. 11. At End Of A Holiday , Roderic Quinn
  12. 12. Work-Girls' Holiday , Lesbia Harford
  13. 13. After Bank Holiday , Elizabeth Daryush
  14. 14. As On A Holiday , Friedrich Holderlin
  15. 15. Billie Holiday , Eugene Ethelbert Miller
  16. 16. Holiday Ties , Raymond A. Foss
  17. 17. Holiday Concert , Maryann Corbett
  18. 18. The Three Kisses , Pziad Yasao
  19. 19. Acrostic , Lewis Carroll
  20. 20. Compensation , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. 21. The Disappointment , Jane Taylor
  22. 22. May , John Clare
  23. 23. Your Dad Did What? , Sophie Hannah
  24. 24. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' .. , Dónall Dempsey
  25. 25. The Shepherds Calendar - May , John Clare
  26. 26. A Civic Holiday Trip , James McIntyre
  27. 27. Rain Along Shore , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  28. 28. All I Want For Christmas (A Bit Naughty) , Patricia Gale
  29. 29. Getting Away , Ernestine Northover
  30. 30. The Shepherd's Week (Excerpt) , John Gay
  31. 31. 0135an Informal Note To God , Michael Shepherd
  32. 32. Beautiful Crief , William Topaz McGonagall
  33. 33. Beautiful Rothesay , William Topaz McGonagall
  34. 34. Face Down On The Bureau , Lonnie Hicks
  35. 35. Dedication To Providence , Robert William Service
  36. 36. The Ghosts' High Noon , William Schwenck Gilbert
  37. 37. Sister Songs-An Offering To Two Sisters .. , Francis Thompson
  38. 38. Wise Men Still Find Him , Mary Havran
  39. 39. The Hermit's Sacrifice , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  40. 40. Beautiful Newport On The Braes O' The Si.. , William Topaz McGonagall
  41. 41. The Holidays , Lonnie Hicks
  42. 42. Holiday Streamers , Lonnie Hicks
  43. 43. The Lord's Passover , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  44. 44. Christmas , Julia Ann Moore
  45. 45. A Limerick To Esther Leclerc On Her Birt.. , Chuck Audette
  46. 46. Vulcan's Song: In Making Of The Arrows , John Lyly
  47. 47. The Next Poem , Dennis O'Driscoll
  48. 48. The Disappointment , Ann Taylor
  49. 49. Scab Maids On Speed , Maggie Estep
  50. 50. Fortune Smiles , Thomas Dekker
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