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Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Uncontrolled


The mighty forces of mysterious space
  Are one by one subdued by lordly man.
  The awful lightning that for eons ran
Their devastating and untrammeled race,
Now bear his messages from place to place
  Like carrier doves. The winds lead on his van;
  The lawless elements no longer can
Resist his strength, but yield with sullen grace.

His bold feet scaling heights before untrod,
  Light, darkness, air and water, heat and cold
    He bids go forth and bring him power and pelf.
And yet though ruler, king and demi-god
  He walks with his fierce passions uncontrolled
    The conquerer of all things--save himself.



Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Ella Wheeler Wilcox's other poems:
  1. The Birth of the Opal
  2. The Awakening (I love the tropics, where sun and rain)
  3. The Chain
  4. At Forty-Eight
  5. Artist and Man


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