Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Here you will find the Poem Uncontrolled of poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox


The mighty forces of mysterious space
 Are one by one subdued by lordly man.
 The awful lightning that for eons ran
Their devastating and untrammeled race, 
Now bear his messages from place to place
 Like carrier doves. The winds lead on his van; 
 The lawless elements no longer can
Resist his strength, but yield with sullen grace.

His bold feet scaling heights before untrod, 
 Light, darkness, air and water, heat and cold
 He bids go forth and bring him power and pelf.
And yet though ruler, king and demi-god
 He walks with his fierce passions uncontrolled
 The conquerer of all things ? save himself.