POEMS OF PLEASURE. SURRENDER. Love, when we met, 'twas like two planets meeting. Strange chaos followed; body, soul, and heart Seemed shaken, thrilled, and startled by that greeting. Old ties, old dreams, old aims, all torn apart And wrenched away, left nothing there the while But the great shining glory of your smile. I knew no past; 'twas all a blurred, bleak waste; I asked no future; 'twas a blinding glare. I on1 y saw the pres en t: as men taste Some stimulating wine, and lose all care, I tasted Love's elixir, and I seemed Dwelling in some strange land, like one who dreamed...
Includes Surrender; Birth of the Opal; Two Loves; Way of It; Angel or Demon; Dawn; Peace and Love; Instructor; Blase; Love Much; Two Sinners; What Love Is; Philosophical: Resolve; Optimism; Immortality; Answered Prayers; Lady of Tears; Secret Thoughts; Necessity; Achievement; Law; Recompense; Miscellaneous: Babyland; Old Comrade; A Plea; Mother-in-Law; A Gray Mood; Faith; Soul's Farewell to the Body; A Pin; The Actor and other poems.
A great collection of poems written by Ella Wheeler Wilcox