THOUGHTS

  BY ELLA WHEELER WILCOX

Thoughts do not need the wings of words
    To fly to any goal ;
Like subtle lightnings, not like birds,
    They speak from soul to soul.

Hide in your heart a bitter thought,
    Still it has power to blight ;
Think Love, and tho you speak it not,
    It gives the world more light.

Taggarts Times [Philadelphia] 10 Jun. 1888: 2.

Courtesy of John M. Freiermuth.


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