Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

Ella Wheeler Wilcox Poems

321. From The Grave 4/2/2010
322. Bleak Weather 4/2/2010
323. At Set Of Sun 4/2/2010
324. Under The Sheet 4/2/2010
325. Growing Old 4/2/2010
326. Baby's First Journey 4/2/2010
327. Progress 1/3/2003
328. Why The Spring Is Late 4/2/2010
329. Integrity 4/2/2010
330. Ascension 4/2/2010
331. A Tumbler Of Claret 4/2/2010
332. If Christ Came Questioning 4/2/2010
333. Old And New 5/31/2003
334. Always At Sea 4/2/2010
335. Presumption 5/19/2003
336. Coronation Poem And Prayer 4/2/2010
337. Searching 5/18/2003
338. I Step Across The Mystic Border-Land 4/2/2010
339. A Servian Legend 4/2/2010
340. Life Is Too Short 4/2/2010
341. Art And Heart 4/2/2010
342. When Love Is Lost 4/2/2010
343. If-- 4/2/2010
344. American Boys, Hello! 4/2/2010
345. Answers 4/2/2010
346. Five Little Fingers 4/2/2010
347. Attainment 4/2/2010
348. Blind Sorrow 4/2/2010
349. Settle The Question Right 5/25/2003
350. Philosophy 5/31/2003
351. So Long In Coming 5/19/2003
352. The Christian’s New Year Prayer 5/31/2003
353. Wishing -- Or Fate And I 4/2/2010
354. Friendship 4/2/2010
355. Sestina 6/4/2003
356. Into The World 4/2/2010
357. Old Times 1/3/2003
358. I Shall Not Forget 4/2/2010
359. Courage 4/2/2010
360. Sorry 6/3/2003

Comments about Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  • 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

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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

Love's Coming

She had looked for his coming as warriors come,
With the clash of arms and the bugle's call;
But he came instead with a stealthy tread,
Which she did not hear at all.

She had thought how his armor would blaze in the sun,
As he rode like a prince to claim his bride:
In the sweet dim light of the falling night
She found him at her side.

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