Landermere space
 Landermere space

Poetry for meditation and contemplation

The world's need


For Ernest:



So many gods, so many creeds, 

So many paths that wind and wind, 
While just the art of being kind 
Is all the sad world needs.



Ella Wheeler Wilcox






Lean on no mortal, Love, and serve;
(For service is love's complement)
But it was never God's intent,
Your spirit from its path should swerve,
To gain another's point of view.
As well might Jupiter, or Mars
Go seeking help from other stars,
Instead of sweeping ON, as you.
Look to the Great Eternal Cause
And not to any man, for light.
Look in; and learn the wrong, and right,
From your own soul's unwritten laws.
And when you question, or demur,
Let Love be your Interpreter.


Ella Wheeler Wilcox