Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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An Old Man To His Sleeping Young Bride

Rating: 2.9

As when the old moon lighted by the tender
And radiant crescent of the new is seen,
And for a moment's space suggests the splendor
Of what in its full prime it once has been,
So on my waning years you cast the glory
Of youth and pleasure, for a little hour;
And life again seems like an unread story,
And joy and hope both stir me with their power.

Can blooming June be fond of bleak December?

I dare not wait to hear my heart reply.
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Shaun Cronick 14 May 2020

And view with gloating eyes your priceless charms. Poems and poetry of a high and low morals for each reader to discern.

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