Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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Pain's Proof

Rating: 4.8

I think men's great capacity for pain
Proves his immortal birthright. I am sure
No merely human mind could bear the strain
Of some tremendous sorrows we endure.

Art's most ingenious breastworks fail at length,
Beat by the mighty billows of the sea;
Only the God-formed shores possess the strength
To stand before their onslaughts, and not flee.

The structure that we build with careful toil,
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: pain
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Dr Antony Theodore 25 July 2020

Unless our souls had root in soil divine We could not bear earth's overwhelming strife. The fiercest pain that racks this heart of mine, Convinces me of everlasting life. everlasting life and the soil divine. a fine poem. tony

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Sara Betru 11 June 2015

I think it's really nice how she connects pain to survival. If mankind can endure through such utter pain and sorrow, then where else must have the strength come but from the Almighty.

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