Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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A Fallen Leaf

Rating: 3.1

A trusting little leaf of green,
A bold audacious frost;
A rendezvous, a kiss or two,
And youth for ever lost.
Ah, me!
The bitter, bitter cost.

A flaunting patch of vivid red,
That quivers in the sun;
A windy gust, a grave of dust,

The little race is run.
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Shaun Cronick 06 July 2019

The brilliance of Ella Wheeler Wilcox.One of my favourites by my favourite poet. You never really died Ella, You live on eternally through your magnificent prose. I and many, many more miss you.

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Edward Kofi Louis 11 November 2017

A grave of dust! Thanks for sharing.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 11 November 2017

Such a fine poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox....

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K.Mahakul 11 November 2017

Beautiful poem with lofty insight.

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John S 23 March 2015

Wow, this poem succinctly sums up romance, growing old, and dying. I wish she would have elaborated on this theme a little bit more.

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Shaun Cronick 12 August 2020

Sooner or later I'm always drawn back to this more than fine poem. A simple poem that resonates and calls to me. One of those rarities in poetry that eternally shines and oh so brightly. Thank you dear Ella and sleep well. Sleep well. For you are and always will be, my greatest friend in time.

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A trusting little leaf of green, .......a fabulous poem that can be read gain and again.....10

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Shaun Cronick 29 June 2020

How can anyone ever tire from reading genius. I do never tire of sheer brilliance!

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Shaun Cronick 07 May 2020

This gets me every time I read it. Superbly written and a joy to read. The beat, the meter the flow and its magnificent message. Brilliant.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 05 October 2019

A trusting little leaf of green A bold audacious frost Youth for ever lost " Fantastic imagery Great poem.

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