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The Depths
a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

THE DEPTHS
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Not only sun-kissed heights are fair. Below 
The cold, dark billows of the frowning deep 
Do lovely blossoms of the ocean sleep, 
Rocked gently by the waters to and fro. 
The coral beds with magic colors glow, 
And priceless pearl-encrusted mollusks heap 
The glittering rocks where shining atoms leap 
Like living broken rainbows. 

Even so 
We find the sea of sorrow. Black as night 
The sullen surface meets our frightened gaze. 
As down we sink to darkness and despair. 
But at the depths! such beauty, such delight! 
Such flowers as never grew in pleasure's ways. 
Ah! not alone are sun-kissed summits fair

The Depths
Ella Wheeler Wilcox 

 

 
The Depths a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

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