‘Attraction’ is a short poem from Ella Wheeler Wilcox’s best known works ‘Poems of Passion’. An American author and poet, Ella expressed sentiments of cheer and optimism in her poems. Her plainly written, rhyming verses popularized her as a literary poet. The poem ‘Attraction’ showcases love, passion, desire and closeness. What better way can it be to narrate this lovely short poem to your beloved this Valentine’s Day! Given below are the lyrics of the said poem. Recite this to your love and create and refresh the magic in your love life all over again.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The meadow and the mountain with desire
Gazed on each other, till a fierce unrest
Surged 'neath the meadow's seemingly calm breast,
And all the mountain's fissures ran with fire.
A mighty river rolled between them there.
What could the mountain do but gaze and burn?
What could the meadow do but look and yearn,
And gem its bosom to conceal despair?
Their seething passion agitated space,
Till lo! The lands a sudden earthquake shook,
The river fled: the meadow leaped, and took
The leaning mountain in a close embrace.