. Poetical works of Ella Wheeler Wilcox. by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Edinburgh : W. P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell, Second Edition 1917.
Source: Ella Wheeler Wilcox Society
This poetess has been a hero of mine since I discovered her writings when I was fifteen years old. Her ‘Winds of Fate’ was one of the first I ever memorized. This poem ‘Will’ also resonates deeply and when I came upon this astounding photograph with an excerpt from her poem, the timing felt perfect. I’ll soon share more works of the talented Ella Wheeler Wilcox from my almost 100-year-old poetry book “Poems of Pleasure” (one of my most cherished antique books). May these timeless words stir awake that inner hero ‘Willpower’. Let’s claim our own determined resolve and know that we have the ability to make our dreams into reality.
“Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that we become rich!” ~ Sarah Bernhardt
“But if you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself.” ~ Carl Jung
. Today realize that Great Spirit has no hands, head, or heart like yours. No one else on earth can do what you alone are called to do or can give to the world what you alone were sent to share through your authentic gifts.