Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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A Burial

Rating: 4.8

Today I had a burial of my dead.
There was no shroud, no coffin, and no pall,
No prayers were uttered and no tears were shed
I only turned a picture to the wall.

A picture that had hung within my room
For years and years; a relic of my youth.
It kept the rose of love in constant bloom
To see those eyes of earnestness and truth.

At hours wherein no other dared intrude,
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Monday, December 1, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: death
Shaun Cronick 29 June 2020

A great narrative poem with a most touching message of her discovery and at the same time her loss.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 29 January 2019

A touching account of distress after realization of one's bygone youth has been intensely unveiled through this marvelous life song.

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Practicing Poetess 29 January 2019

How sad for her to have found the marriage announcement of a former friend or flame. She feels she lost the last remaining relic of her youth. So much for her association with the past. A very well-written poem of loss, and having to let something go.

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James Mclain 29 January 2019

To what end it comes to all and the mirror on the wall, that tells no lies.

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Edward Kofi Louis 29 January 2019

A lonely widowed soul! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Ricky Manhatten 29 January 2019

Interesting poem on the subject. Very well thought.

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Glen Kappy 29 January 2019

This poem had me with the last line of the first stanza—I wanted to know what had happened. A narrative poem well-told and well-crafted. -GK

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Dr Antony Theodore 29 January 2019

With drooping eyes, and cheeks a burning flame, I turned the picture to the blank wall's gloom. My very heart had died in me of shame, a very fine poem dear poetess. tony

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Mbusya Wa Mbusya 29 January 2019

quite a line there. Thanks

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