poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Tis The Set Of The Sail -- Or -- One Ship Sails East

But to every mind there openeth,
A way, and way, and away,
A high soul climbs the highway,
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  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (4/23/2020 6:10:00 AM)

    Brilliant and beautifully written for one and all.

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  • William Penov (9/12/2018 8:14:00 AM)

    Correct the pronunciation of winds.

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  • Joanne Antonetti Beard (8/17/2018 1:59:00 PM)

    I read this many times to my children when they were small. We talked about its meaning. Now that they are coming into adulthood and the tumult is hitting, this is a good reminder that our attitude, intent and actions mean a lot more than the circumstances we are in. In other words: It's not the hand your dealt but how you play it. Love it.

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  • Jimmy D. Z. (5/9/2018 12:09:00 AM)

    Since I first read it, some 15 years ago, I have reflected on its affect on almost daily thoughts, plans and efforts. To me the set of the soul is better represented as setting our intentions. Simply adjusting/directing my intentions and influencing the intentions of others, has set both me and some of the others on courses toward amazing accomplishments, acquisitions, and locations. I regret that I didn't come across this collection of simple, ye powerful words earlier in life.

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