LOVE IS ENOUGH – Poetry, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

love.1.1When she was a little angel, her mother wanted a girl child who can become a writer. Her mother believed in pre-natal influences (according to her, parents could influence the soul personality of their little angel child). Ella Wheeler Wilcox was born on a farm in Wisconsin, becoming an American poet, and “Poems of Passion” was her best-known work, and her poetry was focused on humanity’s spirit and on themes of reincarnation.


Love is enough. Let us not ask for gold. Wealth breeds false aims, and pride and selfishness. In those serene, Arcadian days of old men gave no thought to princely homes and dress. The gods who dwelt on fair Olympia’s height lived only for dear love and love’s delight. Love is enough. Why should we care for fame? Ambition is a most unpleasant guest. It lures us with the glory of a name, far from the happy haunts of peace and rest. Let us stay here in this secluded place made beautiful by love’s endearing grace! Love is enough. Why should we strive for power? It brings men only envy and distrust. The poor world’s homage pleases but an hour, and earthly honours vanish in the dust. The grandest lives are ofttimes desolate. Let me be loved, and let who will be great. Love is enough. Why should we ask for more? What greater gift have gods vouchsafed to men? What better boon of all their precious store, than our fond hearts that love and love again? Old love may die; new love is just as sweet. And life is fair and all the world complete. Love is enough!


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