Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

Rating: 3.0

Changed? Yes, I will confess it – I have changed.
I do not love you in the old fond way.
I am your friend still – time has not estranged
One kindly feeling of that vanished day.

But the bright glamour which made life a dream,
The rapture of that time, its sweet content,
Like visions of a sleeper’s brain they seem –
And yet I cannot tell you how they went.

Why do you gaze with such accusing eyes
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Shaun Cronick 08 May 2020

A ying and yang poem filled with emotional variety. With questions asked and answers given.

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Susan Williams 16 December 2015

Ella Wheeler Wilcox totally surprised me with this piece. After reading her faith poetry, I would never ever have thought she would write about the changeableness of the human heart and that young love may not linger. That leads to the topic of divorce and that is why I am stunned. The last two stanzas are particularly poignant

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Kali Abyss 22 March 2008

This is awesome, really a beautiful poem...Algo triste, pero realmente hermoso

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