POEMS: “Joy” By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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JOY

My heart is like a little bird
That sits and sings for very gladness.
Sorrow is some forgotten word,
And so, except in rhyme, is sadness.

The world is very fair to me–
Such azure skies, such golden weather,
I’m like a long caged bird set free,
My heart is lighter than a feather.

I rise rejoicing in my life;
I live with love for God and neighbor;
My days flow on unmarred by strife,
And sweetened by my pleasant labor.

Oh youth! Oh spring! Oh happy days,
Ye are so passing sweet, and tender,
And while the fleeting season stays,
I’ll revel care-free, in its splendor.

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Poems of reflection. By Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
Chicago, M.A. Donohue & company [c1905]

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Superb poem on Joy and I loved the picture so much, Amira. Such a joyful poem by Ella.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! Much love and joy to you! ❤ 🙂

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      1. You are always welcome dear Amira. Love and light to you ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  2. LindaP says:

    I absolutely love this poem!!

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    1. Thank you Linda! Yes, it’s refreshing to keep things in perspective and still be able to be grateful for the many blessings we have!

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