Martin Farquhar Tupper

(July 17, 1810 - November 1889 / London)

Laura (From Petrarch) - Poem by Martin Farquhar Tupper

My Laura, my love, I behold in thine eyes
Twin daystars that Mercy has given,
To teach me on earth to be happy and wise
And guide me triumphant to heaven.

Their lessons of love thro' a lifetime have taught
My bosom the pureness of thine,
They have roused me to virtue, exalted my thought,
And nerved me for glory divine:

They have shed on my heart a delightful repose,
All else it hath barr'd from its portal,
So deeply the stream of my happiness flows,
I know that my soul is immortal.

Comments about Laura (From Petrarch) by Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • Gold Star - 38,573 Points Rajnish Manga (10/30/2015 12:18:00 AM)

    Love is so powerful that it can transform a mediocre, event-less life into a substantial one. The message is clear and should be emulated by all. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 11,422 Points Seema Jayaraman (10/29/2015 10:33:00 AM)

    A lovely poem..I hold in thine eyes..such ever loving thoughts..well rhymed (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 47,517 Points Edward Kofi Louis (10/29/2015 8:45:00 AM)

    To be wise is better than bring foolish! Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,329 Points Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (10/29/2015 3:35:00 AM)

    I know my soul is immortal - A profound line!
    So good to read such a nice poem with beautiful English!
    So deeply the stream of my happiness flows! It truly does! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 23, 2010

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