Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

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In the warm yellow smile of the morning,
She stands at the lattice pane,
And watches the strong young binders
Stride down to the fields of grain.
And she counts them over and over
As they pass her cottage door:
Are they six, she counts them seven;
Are they seven, she counts one more.

When the sun swings high in the heavens,

And the reapers go shouting home,
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Shaun Cronick 30 April 2020

Ella's homage to memories kept alive.

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Jayne Doe 10 June 2016

This poem makes me feel what it must be like to hold on to something lost and be afraid to accept the reality of it being gone. Great poem.

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