Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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By-And-Bye

Rating: 3.1

‘By-and-bye, ’ the maiden sighed – ‘by-and-bye
He will claim me for his bride,
Hope is strong and time is fleet;
Youth is fair, and love is sweet,
Clouds will pass that fleck my sky,
He will come back by-and-bye.’

‘By-and-bye, ’ the soldier said – ‘by-and-bye,
After I have fought and bled,
I shall go home from the wars,

Crowned with glory, seamed with scars,
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Shaun Cronick 08 May 2020

Will hope ever shine well that's up to reader. This poem is so ambiguous in a few places..

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Sara Betru 16 June 2015

I think is a heartfelt poem, a serious wondering of whether our hopes do come true. I think it was written during a time of doubt, when prayer seem unanswered and hope darkens... but i think is marvelously executed.

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