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Ella Wheeler Wilcox Short Poems

Famous Short Ella Wheeler Wilcox Poems. Short poetry by famous poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox. A collection of the all-time best Ella Wheeler Wilcox short poems


by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 A yacht from its harbour ropes pulled free,
And leaped like a steed o’er the race track blue,
Then up behind her, the dust of the sea,
A gray fog, drifted, and hid her from view.



by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 A yacht from its harbour ropes pulled free,
And leaped like a steed o’er the race track blue,
Then up behind her, the dust of the sea,
A gray fog, drifted, and hid her from view.

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 A trusting little leaf of green,
A bold audacious frost;
A rendezvous, a kiss or two,
And youth for ever lost.
Ah, me! The bitter, bitter cost.
A flaunting patch of vivid red, That quivers in the sun; A windy gust, a grave of dust, The little race is run.
Ah, me! Were that the only one.

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 At morn the wise man walked abroad, 
Proud with the learning of great fools.
He laughed and said, ‘There is no God – ‘Tis force creates, ‘tis reason rules.
’ Meek with the wisdom of great faith, At night he knelt while angels smiled, And wept and cried with anguished breath, ‘Jehovah, God, save Thou my child.

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 How baseless is the mightiest earthly pride, 
The diamond is but charcoal purified, 
The lordliest pearl that decks a monarch’s breast
Is but an insect’s sepulchre at best.

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 When this world's pleasures for my soul sufficed, 
Ere my heart's plummet sounded depths of pain, 
I call on Reason to control my brain, 
And scoffed at that old story of Christ.
But when o'er burning wastes my feet had trod, And all my life was desolate with loss, With bleeding hands I clung about the cross, And cried aloud, 'Man needs a suffering God! '

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 You are the moon, dear love, and I the sea: 
The tide of hope swells high within my breast, 
And hides the rough dark rocks of life’s unrest
When your fond eyes smile near in perigee.
But when that loving face is turned from me, Low falls the tide, and the grim rocks appear, And earth’s dim coast-line seems a thing to fear.
You are the moon, dear one, and I the sea.



by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 If one poor burdened toiler o’er life’s road, 
Who meets us by the way, 
Goes on less conscious of his galling load, 
Then life, indeed, does pay.
If we can show the troubled heart the gain That lies always in loss, Why, then, we too are paid for all the pain Of bearing life’s hard cross.
If some despondent soul to hope is stirred, Some sad lip made to smile, By any act of ours, or any word, Then, life has been worth while.

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 I see the tall church steeples, 
They reach so far, so far, 
But the eyes of my heart see the world’s great mart, 
Where the starving people are.
I hear the church bells ringing Their chimes on the morning air; But my soul’s sad ear is hurt to hear The poor man’s cry of despair.
Thicker and thicker the churches, Nearer and nearer the sky – But alack for their creeds while the poor man’s needs Grow deeper as years roll by.