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Beauty Making

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Ella Wheeler was born in 1850 on a farm in Johnstown, Wisconsin, east of Janesville, the youngest of four children. The family soon moved north of Madison. She started writing poetry at a very early age, and was well known as a poet in her own state by the time she graduated from high school. 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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Contents: War Greater Britain Belgium Knitting Mobilisation Neutral A book for the King The men made gods The Ghosts The poet's theme Europe After The peace angel Peace should not come Miscellaneous The Winds of Fate Beauty The invisible helpers To the women of Australia Replies Earth bound A successful man Unsatisfied Separation To the teachers of the young Beauty making On Avon's breast I saw a stately swan The little go cart I am running forth to meet you Martyrs of peace Home The eternal now If I were a man, a young man We must send them out to play Protest Reward This is my task The statue Behold the earth What they saw His last letter A dialogue A wish Justice An old song Oh, poor, sick world Praise day Interlude The land of the gone away souls The harp's song The pendulum An old fashioned type The sword Love and the seasons A naughty little comet The last dance A vagabond mind My flower room My faith Arrow and bow If we should meet him Faith The secret of prayer The answer A vision The second coming


Our hearts were not set on fighting, We did not pant for the fray, And whatever wrongs need righting, We would not have met that way... Continue reading book >>

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