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Poem 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.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox's other poems:
  1. The Birth of the Opal
  2. But a Dream
  3. The Awakening (I love the tropics, where sun and rain)
  4. The Breaking of Chains
  5. The Chain

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Norman Gale Philosophy ("'Tis sometimes Fortune's little joke")
  • Richard Hovey Philosophy ("I SOMETIMES long to throw my books away")
  • Amy Levy Philosophy ("Ere all the world had grown so drear")

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