Tuesday, March 13, 2007





...that all the glories of the universe may beautify it.
--Ella Wheeler Wilcox


I have to laugh: just found a write-up of Ella Wheeler Wilcox in the back of Garrison Keillor's Good Poems. It goes:
"Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) produced nearly forty volumes of poetry, poems about temperance, spiritualism, sentimental poems, which critics loved to scorn and millions of readers took to their collective bosom. Except for "Solitude," her work has mostly disappeared in the gentle mists."

I would pick a verse by a poet whom critics (used-to-when-they-knew-her) loved to scorn!

6 comments:

Victoria said...

This a a lovely piece Margaret. Soft and gentle.....

V

Margaret said...

Thanks Victoria! All I can do this spring is these little watercolor things...

Natalie said...

Thanks very much for linking to me, Margaret. Your work is beautiful, beautiful. I especially love the cut-out letters and their shadows. This could be turned into a fabulous animation - try it?

Anonymous said...

Sorry to go off topic, but I was googling and wound up here . . .Did I tell you I won a comic book and a CD for answering a trivia question on the radio from a libertarian talk show host? - - what is the spot that you are most likely to land on in Monopoly (Illinois Avenue. Of course I didn't, since it just happened today! I'll have to e-mail you one of these days and tell you more . . . what a graphically fun blog this is!

Cheers - - hope all is well with John and the kids and that Gainesville is good . . .

Kip

Home Away from Home. said...

WOW your work is beautiful. So calming and relaxing. Do you mind if I link your blog? I have two blogs. My house stuff and http://scribewithgold.blogspot.com/ The second one is mainly focus on my art stuff. The first one was done to keep me focused on the end goal of a new home.
Any way you have beautiful work! Most impressive.

Margaret said...

Thanks for stopping by, Natalie and Kip and Home Away From Home! I do not know much about animation, although it so happens my husband is working to become a Flash expert. That would be cool. Congrats on your big win there, Kip! And yes, Home Away From Home, please link to me!