James Henry Leigh Hunt

Southgate, London
James Henry Leigh Hunt
Southgate, London
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Abou Ben Adhem

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Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight in his room,
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,
An angel writing in a book of gold:—
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the Presence in the room he said
"What writest thou?"—The vision raised its head,
And with a look made of all sweet accord,
Answered "The names of those who love the Lord."
"And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so,"
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Shirley Nichols 18 March 2021
My English teacher had us learn this poem in 1959. I have quoted it many times on many occasions.
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Shirley Nichols 18 March 2021
My English teacher had us learn this poem in1959. It has been such a blessing to me through life and I have quoted it on many occasions.
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Shreethan 7th 26 January 2021
English
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June Kent 14 November 2020
I learned this poem in 1962, and never forgot it.love it ????
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Abou B. Adhem 26 September 2020
It’s message has guided my dealings in the world with people for decades. DB
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Chid de Santos 25 September 2020
I learned this beautiful poem in grade 4. I have never forgotten the words.
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Abou Ben Adhem 22 August 2020
I learnt this poem in school mid 1940, s so I haven't thought of it in years it was nice to discover it again.
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Lovely Poem 31 May 2020
Lovely Poem thank you
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Rosalind Tricker 07 February 2020
I remember this poem from when I was a very small child, unable to sleep, a lifelong problem, and my father used to try to amuse me. This poem was amongst others he taught me along with the alphabet and multiplication tables. Still love it and it's relevance to life now.
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Bjpafa Meragente 20 January 2020
A little redundant, and, still, like a child's tale, important.
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