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True Culture

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14 recordings of True Culture by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 16, 2012.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was "Solitude", which contains the lines: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death. (

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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Maurine All Roads that Lead to God are Good Dust sealed "Advice" Over the Banisters The Past Secrets Applause The Story Lean Down Life The Christian's New Year Prayer In the Night God's Measure A March Snow Philosophy "Carlos" The Two Glasses La Mort d'Amour Love's Sleep True Culture The Voluptuary The Coquette If Love's Burial Lippo "Love is Enough" Life is Love



I sat and sewed, and sang some tender tune, Oh, beauteous was that morn in early June! Mellow with sunlight, and with blossoms fair: The climbing rose tree grew about me there, And checked with shade the sunny portico Where, morns like this, I came to read, or sew.

I heard the gate click, and a firm, quick tread Upon the walk. No need to turn my head; I would mistake, and doubt my own voice sounding, Before his step upon the gravel bounding. In an unstudied attitude of grace, He stretched his comely form; and from his face He tossed the dark, damp curls; and at my knees, With his broad hat he fanned the lazy breeze, And turned his head, and lifted his large eyes, Of that strange hue we see in ocean dyes, And call it blue sometimes and sometimes green, And save in poet eyes, not elsewhere seen... Continue reading book >>

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