Learn More

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

(12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882 / London / England)

Sonnet XLIII: Love and Hope


Bless love and hope. Full many a withered year
Whirled past us, eddying to its chill doomsday;
And clasped together where the blown leaves lay
We long have knelt and wept full many a tear.
Yet lo! one hour at last, the Spring's compeer,
Flutes softly to us from some green byeway:
Those years, those tears are dead, but only they:—
Bless love and hope, true soul; for we are here.
Cling heart to heart; nor of this hour demand
Whether in very truth, when we are dead,
Our hearts shall wake to know Love's golden head
Sole sunshine of the imperishable land;
Or but discern, through night's unfeatured scope,
Scorn-fired at length the illusive eyes of Hope.

Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

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

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 (Sonnet XLIII: Love and Hope by Dante Gabriel Rossetti )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  2. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. Winter Solstice, Jacqueline C Nash
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. Acquainted with the Night, Robert Frost
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Diagrams Of Language, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. So Tired(I Need You), Michael P. McParland
  3. colour of love, Prince Lartey
  4. Total Mystery, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. When I Die, Kelly Shanks
  6. Butterflies, Michael P. McParland
  7. Buckeye Fever Sweeping Terror Over Thier.., Michael P. McParland
  8. Breaking Free, Michael P. McParland
  9. Brand New Start, Michael P. McParland
  10. Bipolar Type 1, Michael P. McParland
[Hata Bildir]