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Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, – October 30, ) was an American author and poet. Her works include Poems of Passion and Solitude, which. Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Laugh, and the world laughs with you;. Weep, and you weep alone;. For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,. But has trouble enough of. Her most popular poem, Ella Wheeler Wilcox’s “Solitude” is about the relationship between the individual and the outside world. The poem is built on a series of.

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None of Wilcox’s works were wheelre by F. The lines “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone” are a recurrent theme in the South Korean film Oldboy.

I understand that this poem was conceived when Ella was traveling to a ball and shared a coach with a mourning lady. There is room in the halls of pleasure For a large and lordly train, But one by one we must all file on Through the narrow aisles wheeelr pain. Great poem very deep Report Reply.

I am ready, God: Poems by Ella Wheeler Wilcox: Life will assume new dignity, and labor new interest for us, when we come to the knowledge that death is but a continuation of life and labor, in higher planes. A Poem by A. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Nance 1 month ago I, too, found this poem when I was going through a break-up.


Subscribe by Email for your weekly dose of Loving, Healing and Touching poetry! I found this poem in a book that I had. Miss Wheeler sat next to her and sought to comfort her for the rest of the journey. In talking with Max Heindelthe leader of the Rosicrucian Philosophy in Californiahe made very clear to me the effect of intense grief.

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox – Solitude

I found this poem very inspiring and thought provoking. As she looked at her own face in the mirror, she suddenly recalled the sorrowful widow. Sing, and the hills will answer; Sigh, it is lost on the air; The echoes bound to a joyful sound, But shrink from voicing care.

This poem has been my favorite since I first heard it as a child. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox – Wikipedia

She was overcome with grief, which became ever more intense as week after week went without any message from him. To shun those who grieve as the poem describes is the norm and is inhuman not mentioned in the poem but maybe implied.


In some funerals thousands will come to share the grief. It was at that moment that she wrote the opening lines of “Solitude.

You do not always grieve alone. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Be glad, and your friends are many; Be sad, and you lose them all.

Solitide is frequently cited in anthologies of bad poetry, such as The Stuffed Owl: It was at this time that she went to California to see the Rosicrucian astrologerMax Heindelstill seeking help in her sorrow, still unable to understand why she had no word from her Robert. And they speak through us and to us: The woman was crying.

Solitude By Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Famous Sad Poem

Hard truth of life The following statement expresses Wilcox’s unique blending of New Thought, Spiritualism, and a Theosophical belief in reincarnation: Think on these things”. This is my very favourite poem. When they arrived, the poet was so unhappy that she could barely attend the festivities.

Robert Wilcox died inafter over thirty years of marriage. On her way to the celebration, there was a young woman dressed in black sitting across the aisle from her.