Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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A Maiden To Her Mirror

Rating: 2.8
He said he loved me! Then he called my hair
Silk threads wherewith sly Cupid strings his bow,
My cheek a rose leaf fallen on new snow;
And swore my round, full throat would bring despair
To Venus or to Psyche.

Time and care
Will fade these locks; the merry god, I know,
Uses no grizzled cords upon his bow.
How will it be when I, no longer fair,
Plead for his kiss with cheeks, whence long ago
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COMMENTS
Shaun Cronick 29 June 2020
Another beautiful and engaging poem demonstrating love of the kind that greets and absconds. For will love grow cold indeed.
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M Asim Nehal 29 September 2016
Free flow and fantastic words... When this full throat shall wattle fold on fold, Like some ripe peach left drying on a wall, Or like a spent accordion,
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* Sunprincess * 31 January 2014
.........suppose if love was true then love will stay as warm as ever....
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John Brothers 08 July 2009
Should be a 'must read' for all new brides. This gal Ella sure had a handle on it.
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