Be inspired by this collection of Eloise A. Skimmings poems. Born in 1836 in Goderich, Ontario, Canada. Eloise never married but dedicated her life to teaching and writing. She was the principal at the Goderich School and also taught music. She also wrote for the Clinton News-Record.
She wrote the book Golden Leaves in 1904 and many of the poems in our collection are from that book. To quote from the introduction of that book: "Like whisperings from soul to soul may these Golden Leaves inspire my readers, as I have been inspired,
to acts of benevolence, to a study of our beautiful English language, to keep it pure and unsullied, and to acts of kindness, no matter in what sphere of life we are placed. "
She died on April 7, 1921, but her poems still inspire many today.
When the autumn evening sky is blue and clear,
And the stars like bright gems are shining,
I think of absent friends, friends both true and dear,
Friends I have not met for many a long year,
Friends who often sent loving words of cheer
When my cloud had no silver lining.
I love at dewy eye to watch the falling star,
'Tis like a brilliant volume to me
From the friends who have gone to the beautiful shore,
Where the life toss'd mariner's struggle is o'er,
Where'll be no parting for evermore
On that side of eternity's sea.
The October moon is rising in the East
Like a golden orb - night's autumn sun -
To me Hope's Anchor, a royal love feast;
No cloud in my sky - no fears in the least.
The joy of my heart has returned - I'm released
From life's shadows that fell one by one.
On presenting me with a honey comb.
May the honey that flows from these waxen cells
Be sweet like the mem'ry thou hast for me
And may thy life flow like chimes of magic bells.
And mayst thou many years of happiness see.
Memorial Poems A collection of memorial poems.
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written by Eloise
Only A Flower
From the water lily to the violet flowers provide a sense of wonderment and amazement
in our daily lives. You may think it is only a flower, but that flower could brighten someone's day!
Read the collection of Only A Flower Poems written by Eloise