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Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox


I, Too


I saw fond lovers in that glow
   That oft-times fades away too soon:
I saw and said, Their joy I know-
   I, too, have had my honeymoon.

A young expectant mothers gaze
   Held earth and heaven within its scope:
My thoughts went back to holy days-
   I said, I, too, have known that hope.

I saw a stricken mother swayed
   By sorrows storm, like wind-blown grass:
I said, I, too, dismayed
   Have seen the little white hearse pass.

I saw a matron rich with years
   Walk radiantly beside her mate:
I blessed them, and said through my tears,
   I, too, have known that high estate.

I saw a woman swathed in black
   So blind with grief she could not see:
I said, Not far need I look back-
   I, too, have known Gethsemane.

I saw a face so full of light,
   It seemed with all Gods truths to shine:
I said, I, too, have found my sight,
   I, too, have touched the Fact Divine.



Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Ella Wheeler Wilcox's other poems:
  1. The Birth of the Opal
  2. At Forty-Eight
  3. Artist and Man
  4. As by Fire
  5. But a Dream


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