Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Nov. 5, 1850 - Oct. 30, 1919



by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Thoughts do not need the wings of words
To fly to any goal.
Like subtle lightnings, not like birds,
They speed from soul to soul.

Hide in your heart a bitter thought --
Still it has power to blight;
Think Love -- although you speak it not,
It gives the world more light.


Poems of Sentiment
Copyright 1911
Gay And Hancock, Ltd., London