426. A Meeting Quite carelessly I turned the newsy sheet;
A song I sang, full many a year ago,
Smiled up at me, as in a busy street
427. Camouflage Camouflage is all the rage.
Ladies in their fight with age-
Soldiers in their fight with foes-
428. Dream Town Now who is ready to go with me
Off and away to dream town?
Oh, such a journey as that will be,
429. The Trio We love but once. The great gold orb of light
From dawn to eventide doth cast his ray;
But the full splendour of his perfect might
430. Settle The Question Right However the battle is ended,
Though proudly the victor comes,
With flaunting flags and neighing nags
431. Sonnet Methinks ofttimes my heart is like some bee
That goes forth through the summer day and sings,
And gathers honey from all growing things
432. Beyond It seemeth such a little way to me
Across to that strange country â?? the Beyond;
And yet, not strange, for it has grown to be
433. The Traveller Reply to Rudyard Kiplingâ??s â??He travels the fastest who travels alone.â??
Who travels alone with his eye on the heights,
434. The Cry Of The People Fire! Fire! Fire! the cry rang out on the night air,
The roving winds caught it up, and the very heavens resounded.
Louder and louder still, by voices grown hoarse with terror,
435. Response I said this morning, as I leaned and threw
My shutters open to the Spring's surprise,
'Tell me, O Earth, how is it that in you
436. Moon And Sea 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 lifeâ??s unrest
437. The Valley Of Fear In the journey of life, as we travel along
To the mystical goal that is hidden from sight,
You may stumble at times into Roadways of Wrong,
438. The Maniac I saw them sitting in the shade;
The long green vines hung over,
But could not hide the gold-haired maid
439. The Messenger She rose up in the early dawn,
And white and silently she moved
About the house. Four men had gone
440. True Charity I gave a beggar from my little store
Of well-earned gold. He spent the shining ore
And came again, and yet again, still cold
441. Old And New Long have the poets vaunted, in their lays,
Old times, old loves, old friendships, and old wine
Why should the old monopolise all praise?
442. Twilight Thoughts The God of the day has vanished,
The light from the hills has fled,
And the hand of an unseen artist
443. A Picture I strolled last eve across the lonely down;
One solitary picture struck my eye:
A distant ploughboy stood against the skyâ??
444. Love Song Once in the worldâ??s first prime,
When nothing lived or stirred,
Nothing but new-born Time,
447. Bedlam Town Do you want to peep into Bedlam Town?
Then come with me, when the day swings down,
Into the cradle, whose rockers rim,
448. Seeking For Happiness Seeking for happiness we must go slowly;
The road leads not down avenues of haste;
But often gently winds through by ways lowly,
449. In Faith When the soft sweet wind o' the south went by,
I dwelt in the light of a dark brown eye;
And out where the robin sang his song,
450. What Uncle Rob Says Uncle Rob says,
That once on a time the fire flies
Were stars with the others up in the skies.
Total 702 poems written by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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The Choice by Robert William Service
Some inherit manly beauty,
Some come into worldly wealth;
Some have lofty sense of duty,
Others boast exultant health.
Though the pick may be confusing,
Health, wealth, charm or character,
If you had the chance of choosing
Which would you prefer?
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