Christmas Fancies


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A popular poet rather than a literary poet, in her poems she expresses sentiments of cheer and optimism in plainly written, rhyming verse. Her world view is expressed in the title of her poem "Whatever Is—Is Best", suggesting an echo of Alexander Pope's "Whatever is, is right." None of Wilcox's works were included by F. O. Matthiessen in The Oxford Book of American Verse, but Hazel Felleman chose no fewer than fourteen of her poems for Best Loved Poems of the American People, while Martin Gardner selected "The Way Of The World" and "The Winds of Fate" for Best Remembered Poems. (Wikipedia) (0 hr 19 min)

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Christmas Fancies - Read by BK 2:56 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Christmas Fancies - Read by CF 2:26 Read by Craig Franklin
Christmas Fancies - Read by GB 2:51 Read by Garth Burton
Christmas Fancies - Read by GG 3:05 Read by Greg Giordano
Christmas Fancies - Read by MSD 2:35 Read by Matthew Datcher
Christmas Fancies - Read by TP 2:26 Read by Tomas Peter
Christmas Fancies - Read by VB 2:41 Read by tovarisch