Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850 – October 30, 1919) was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring poem was “Solitude”. Solitude poem, was first published in the February 25, 1883 issue of The New York Sun. Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death.Ella Wheeler Wilcox was a popular poet rather than a literary poet, in her poems she expresses sentiments of cheer and optimism. A Golden Day Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox is very inspirational.
Below is A Golden Day Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Let us know your thought’s on it.
The subtle beauty of this day
Hangs o’er me like a fairy spell,
And care and grief have flown away,
And every breeze sings, “all is well.”
I ask, “Holds earth or sin, or woe?”
My heart replies, “I do not know.”
Nay! all we know, or feel, my heart,
Today is joy undimmed, complete;
In tears or pain we have no part;
The act of breathing is so sweet,
We care no higher joy to name.
What reck we now of wealth or fame?
The past–what matters it to me?
The pain it gave has passed away.
The future–that I cannot see!
I care for nothing save today–
This is a respite from all care,
And trouble flies–I know not where.
Go on, oh noisy, restless life!
Pass by, oh, feet that seek for heights!
I have no part in aught of strife;
I do not want your vain delights.
The day wraps round me like a spell
And every breeze sings, “All is well.”