The Kingdom of Love

and Other Poems

Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,221 / 64 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 96.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 629
mnybks.net#: 7481
Genre: Poetry
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ced by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk, from the 1909 Gay and Hancock edition.

THE KINGDOM OF LOVE AND OTHER POEMS

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Contents:

The Kingdom Of Love
Meg's Curse
Solitude
The Gossips
Platonic
Grandpa's Christmas
After The Engagement
A Holiday
False
Two Sinners
The Phantom Ball
Words And Thoughts
Wanted--A Little Girl
The Suicide
"Now I Lay Me"
The Messenger
A Servian Legend
Peek-A-Boo
The Falling Of Thrones
Her Last Letter
The Princess's Finger-Nail
A Baby In The House
The Foolish Elm
Robin's Mistake
New Year Resolve
What We Want
Breaking The Day In Two
The Rape Of The Mist
The Two Glasses
The Maniac
What Is Flirtation?
Husband And Wife
How Does Love Speak?
Reincarnation
As You Go Through Life
How Salvator Won
The Watcher
How Will It Be?
Memory's River
Love's Way
A Man's Last Love
The Lady And The Dame
Confession
A Married Coquette
Forbidden Speech
The Summer Girl
The Ghost
The Signboard
A Man's Repentance
Aristarchus
Dell And I
About May
Vanity Fair
The Giddy Girl
A Girl's Autumn Reverie
His Youth
Under The Sheet
A Pin
The Coming Man

THE KINGDOM OF LOVE

In the dawn of the day when the sea and the earth

Reflected the sunrise above,
I set forth with a heart full of courage and mirth

To seek for the Kingdom of Love.
I asked of a Poet I met on the way

Which cross-road would lead me aright;
And he said "Follow me, and ere long you shall see

Its glittering turrets of light."

And soon in the distance a city shone fair.

"Look yonder," he said; "How it gleams!"
But alas! for the hopes that were doomed to despair,

It was only the "Kingdom of Dreams."
Then the next man I asked was a gay

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