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Peace - Poem by George Herbert

Sweet Peace, where dost thou dwell? I humbly crave,
Let me once know.
I sought thee in a secret cave,
And ask'd, if Peace were there,
A hollow wind did seem to answer, No:
Go seek elsewhere.

I did; and going did a rainbow note:
Surely, thought I,
This is the lace of Peace's coat:
I will search out the matter.
But while I looked the clouds immediately
Did break and scatter.

Then went I to a garden and did spy
A gallant flower,
The crown-imperial: Sure, said I,
Peace at the root must dwell.
But when I digged, I saw a worm devour
What showed so well.

At length I met a rev'rend good old man;
Whom when for Peace

I did demand, he thus began:
There was a Prince of old
At Salem dwelt, who lived with good increase
Of flock and fold.

He sweetly lived; yet sweetness did not save
His life from foes.
But after death out of his grave
There sprang twelve stalks of wheat;
Which many wond'ring at, got some of those
To plant and set.

It prospered strangely, and did soon disperse
Through all the earth:
For they that taste it do rehearse
That virtue lies therein;
A secret virtue, bringing peace and mirth
By flight of sin.

Take of this grain, which in my garden grows,
And grows for you;
Make bread of it: and that repose
And peace, which ev'ry where
With so much earnestness you do pursue,
Is only there.


Comments about Peace by George Herbert

  • Rookie - 229 Points Dr Mohammad Golshani Niya (6/21/2016 3:50:00 AM)

    Dear, Big Poet
    I love this ppem of peace, I invite you to visit my poem also
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  • Rookie - 466 Points Sindiswa Ndamane (6/3/2016 1:05:00 PM)

    wow, amazing art, there is a deep meaning to it, simple, sweet narrative, it has been linked to become a beautiful but emotional story..bravo! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Will Nelson (3/25/2016 6:28:00 PM)

    So...to make the seeker find peace, a reverend tells a story about a peaceful man who dies at the hand of his foes...then wheat springs up from his grave and soon people were making bread from the grains...not feeling it! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Peace

  1. 1. Peace , George Herbert
  2. 2. Peace , Henry Vaughan
  3. 3. I Many Times Thought Peace Had Come , Emily Dickinson
  4. 4. The Lake Isle Of Innisfree , William Butler Yeats
  5. 5. Peace , Rupert Brooke
  6. 6. Peace , Ada Cambridge
  7. 7. Dover Beach , Matthew Arnold
  8. 8. She Walks In Beauty , George Gordon Byron
  9. 9. Burning Drift-Wood , John Greenleaf Whittier
  10. 10. The Peaceful Shepherd , Robert Frost
  11. 11. Epithalamion , Edmund Spenser
  12. 12. To Jane: The Recollection , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  13. 13. Stanzas Written In Dejection, Near Naples , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  14. 14. The Humble Bee , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. 15. The Peace Of Wild Things , Wendell Berry
  16. 16. Peace , Eleanor Farjeon
  17. 17. Caged Bird , Maya Angelou
  18. 18. Peace , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  19. 19. Peace , Alfred Noyes
  20. 20. On The Western Front , Alfred Noyes
  21. 21. Lines Written In Kensington Gardens , Matthew Arnold
  22. 22. To The Indifferent Women , Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gi ..
  23. 23. Making Peace , Denise Levertov
  24. 24. The Gardener Lxi: Peace, My Heart , Rabindranath Tagore
  25. 25. In Salutation To The Eternal Peace , Sarojini Naidu
  26. 26. 314. Song—there'Ll Never Be Peace Till J.. , Robert Burns
  27. 27. Peace , Patrick Kavanagh
  28. 28. Peace Xviii , Khalil Gibran
  29. 29. Peace , Henry Van Dyke
  30. 30. The Price Of Peace , Henry Van Dyke
  31. 31. Monday Night May 11th 1846 / Domestic .. , Anne Brontë
  32. 32. 1914 I: Peace , Rupert Brooke
  33. 33. I Find No Peace , Sir Thomas Wyatt
  34. 34. Sleep Peacefully , Alfonsina Storni
  35. 35. A Tooth Upon Our Peace , Emily Dickinson
  36. 36. Part In Peace: Is Day Before Us? , Sarah Flower Adams
  37. 37. Joy And Peace In Believing , William Cowper
  38. 38. The Rose Of Peace , William Butler Yeats
  39. 39. Peace , William Butler Yeats
  40. 40. Promise Of Peace , Robinson Jeffers
  41. 41. Peace On Earth , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  42. 42. The Peace Of Dives , Rudyard Kipling
  43. 43. Peace Is A Fiction Of Our Faith , Emily Dickinson
  44. 44. Come Sleep, O Sleep! The Certain Knot Of.. , Sir Philip Sidney
  45. 45. He Bids His Beloved Be At Peace , William Butler Yeats
  46. 46. To All In The So-Called Defence Industry , Adrian Mitchell
  47. 47. Peace March Signs , Raymond A Foss
  48. 48. Prayers Of Peace , Raymond A Foss
  49. 49. Peace , Oliver Bernard
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