Treasure Island

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

(20 April 1826 - 12 October 1887 / Stoke-on-Trent / England)

Resigning


"Poor heart, what bitter words we speak
When God speaks of resigning!"

Children, that lay their pretty garlands by
So piteously, yet with a humble mind;
Sailors, who, when their ship rocks in the wind,
Cast out her freight with half-averted eye,
Riches for life exchanging solemnly,
Lest they should never gain the wished-for shore;--
Thus we, O Father, standing Thee before,
Do lay down at Thy feet without a sigh
Each after each our precious things and rare,
Our dear heart-jewels and our garlands fair.
Perhaps Thou knewest that the flowers would die,
And the long-voyaged boards be found but dust:
So took'st them, while unchanged. To Thee we trust
For incorruptible treasure: Thou art just.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: trust, father, children, wind, heart, god, flower, child

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Resigning by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Lovers, Tex T Sarnie
  2. The Big Picture, Tex T Sarnie
  3. You fill me, hasmukh amathalal
  4. I stashed my life, Aftab Alam
  5. the right self, RIC S. BASTASA
  6. Am I different?, gajanan mishra
  7. Drops on Earth, binod bastola
  8. On Her Bed She Lay, White Lily
  9. Agree for help, hasmukh amathalal
  10. Scriptures, gajanan mishra

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Alone, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]