Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

Rating: 2.8

As the ambitious sculptor, tireless, lifts
Chisel and hammer to the block at hand,
Before my half-formed character I stand
And ply the shining tools of mental gifts.
I'll cut away a huge, unsightly side
Of selfishness, and smooth to curves of grace
The angles of ill-temper.
And no trace
Shall my sure hammer leave of silly pride.
Chip after chip must fall from vain desires,

And the sharp corners of my discontent
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Romii 19 September 2020

What Is The Main Theme Of The Poem The Sculpture

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Shaun Cronick 19 July 2020

'Tis done.' Indeed. Ella's beat, rhythm and flow are more than just magical. They like her inspire. Her originality in her thought processes bowl me over, a true poetess and one of a kind. And so sadly missed. Sleep well dear Ella. Sleep well.

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