Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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Ascension

Rating: 2.8

I have been down in the darkest water-
Deep, deep down where no light could pierce;
Alone with the things that are bent on slaughter,
The mindless things that are cruel and fierce.
I have fought with fear in my wave-walled prison,
And begged for the beautiful boon of death;
But out of the billows my soul has risen
To glorify God with my latest breath.

There is no potion I have not tasted
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Matthew G Zatkalik 23 November 2020

Well communicated struggles here and in other of her poems. The rhyming within her poem(s) has the effect of breaking up the struggles she experienced leaving discreet hints of deliverance and recovery along the way.

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Shaun Cronick 08 May 2020

The power of prayer is always unstoppable when times are hard and sometimes answered for many.

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