SPIRITUAL POEMS: “The Nameless” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“The Nameless” Unnumbered gods may unremembered die; A thousand creeds may perish and pass by; Yet do I lift mine eyes to ONE on high. Unnamed be HE from whom creation came; There is no word whereby to speak His name But petty men have mouthed it into shame. I lift mine eyes, and with…

POEMS: “They Shall Not Win” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“They Shall Not Win” Whatever the strength of our foes is now, Whatever it may have been, This is our slogan, and this our vow- They shall not win, they shall not win. Though out of the darkness they call the aid Of the evil forces of Sin, We utter our slogan unafraid- They shall…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “Creation” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Creation” The impulse of all love is to create. God was so full of love, in His embrace He clasped the empty nothingness of space, And lo! the solar system! High in state The mighty sun sat, so supreme and great With this same essence, one smile of its face Brought myriad forms of life…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “One By One” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“One By One” Little by little and one by one, Out of the ether, were worlds created; Star and planet and sea and sun, All in the nebulous Nothing waited Till the Nameless One Who has many a name Called them to being and forth they came. All things mighty and all things small, Stone…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “Prayer” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Prayer”  Lord, let us pray. Give us the open mind, O God, The mind that dares believe In paths of thought as yet untrod; The mind that can conceive Large visions of a wider way Than circumscribes our world to-day. May tolerance temper our own faith, However great our zeal; When others speak of life…

SHORT POEMS: “The Wish” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“The Wish” Should some great angel say to me to-morrow, “Thou must re-tread thy pathway from the start, But God will grant, in pity, for thy sorrow, Some one dear wish, the nearest to thy heart.’ This were my wish! from my life’s dim beginning Let be what has been! wisdom planned the whole; My…

NATURE POEMS: “Summer Song” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  “Summer Song” The meadow lark’s trill and the brown thrush’s whistle From morning to evening fill all the sweet air, And my heart is as light as the down of a thistle – The world is so bright and the earth is so fair. There is life in the wood, there is bloom on…

POEMS: “Worth While” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Worth While”   It is easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows by like a song, But the man worth while is one who will smile, When everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is trouble, And it always comes with the years, And the smile that is worth the praises…

POEMS: “The Invisible Helpers” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The Invisible Helpers There are, there are Invisible Great Helpers of the race. Across unatlased continents of space, From star to star, In answer to some soul’s imperious need, They speed, they speed. When the earth-loving young are forced to stand Upon the border of the Unknown Land, They come, they come–those angels who have…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “The Question” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“The Question” Beside us in our seeking after pleasures, Through all our restless striving after fame, Thorough all our search for worldly gains and treasures There walketh one whom no man likes to name. Silent he follows, veiled of form and feature, Indifferent if we sorrow or rejoice, Yet that day comes when every living…