Ella Wheeler Wilcox

(5 November 1850 - 30 October 1919 / Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin)

Ella Wheeler Wilcox Poems

281. Where Are The Temperance People? In Reply To A Query 4/2/2010
282. What I Have Seen #1 4/2/2010
283. Pardoned Out 5/31/2003
284. Song Of The Wheelman 4/2/2010
285. Memory's River 4/2/2010
286. Over The Banisters 1/3/2003
287. Let Me Lean Hard 4/2/2010
288. His Youth 4/2/2010
289. Her Last Letter 4/2/2010
290. Is It Well? 4/2/2010
291. What Would It Be? 4/2/2010
292. Freedom 4/2/2010
293. My Heritage 4/2/2010
294. Winter Rain 4/2/2010
295. Song Of The Aviator 4/2/2010
296. How Does Love Speak? 4/2/2010
297. Penalty 1/3/2003
298. Realisation 5/26/2003
299. Life's Lesson Book 4/2/2010
300. It Might Have Been 4/2/2010
301. In The Night 4/2/2010
302. The World's Need 5/26/2003
303. Five Little Toes In The Morning 4/2/2010
304. Dear Motherland Of France 4/2/2010
305. The Speech Of Silence 4/2/2010
306. Woman To Man 4/2/2010
307. Compensations 4/2/2010
308. Who Is A Christian? 4/2/2010
309. Alcohol's Requiem Upon Prof. P. F. K., A Gifted Man, Who Died A Victim Of Strong Drink 4/2/2010
310. Only A Slight Flirtation 5/31/2003
311. Ghosts 4/2/2010
312. Three And One 5/25/2003
313. An Episode 4/2/2010
314. As By Fire 4/2/2010
315. About May 4/2/2010
316. From The Grave 4/2/2010
317. Bleak Weather 4/2/2010
318. At Eleusis 4/2/2010
319. At Set Of Sun 4/2/2010
320. Under The Sheet 4/2/2010

Comments about Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  • Esther Von Reiche (1/22/2010 3:39:00 AM)

    Ella Wheeler Wilcox - I don't tire of reading her poetry. Somehow it reaches a part of my soul where nothing else has access.

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  • Anong All (5/28/2004 2:29:00 AM)

    Hi.., I read your po'em; 'Which are You? '....And I wanted to share with you, that I do not believe I am either..., type of person you, maybe describing within your po'em.
    Is the glass half-full.., or half-empty..., My opinion..., maybe it is balanced.
    I enjoyed the reading of your po'em. I found it very much to my liking. Good day

Best Poem of Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air.
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.

Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go.
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all.
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink...

Read the full of Solitude


Changed? Yes, I will confess it – I have changed.
I do not love you in the old fond way.
I am your friend still – time has not estranged
One kindly feeling of that vanished day.

But the bright glamour which made life a dream,
The rapture of that time, its sweet content,
Like visions of a sleeper’s brain they seem –
And yet I cannot tell you how they went.

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