Let dogs delight to bark and bite,
For God hath made them so:
Let bears and lions growl and fight,
For 'tis their nature, too.
But, children, you should never let
Such angry passions rise:
Your little hands were never made
To tear each other's eyes.
Let love through all your actions run,
And all your words be mild:
Live like the blessed Virgin's Son,
That sweet and lovely child.
His soul was gentle as a lamb;
And as his stature grew,
He grew in favor both with man,
And God his Father too.
Now, Lord of all, he reigns above;
And from his heavenly throne
He sees what children dwell in love,
And marks them for his own.
Tranquility has run throughout the poem, A great message conveyed in such simple verse...very beautiful work
From beginning to the end, the poem is a pleasure to read not only for its linguistic and poetic beauty but also for its spiritual and humane message of love. Thanks.
An advice and a superb thought in lucid language...wonderful- 10
Peace! ! Gentle as a lamb. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
children, you should never let Such angry passions rise: Your little hands were never made To tear each other's eyes. Very good moral aspects. tony
Meditation in the grove—- I can’t find the words. Can you
Good lessons to nurture a human being
Good lessons to nurture a human being from the innocent children.
What a wonderful lesson for all children... and with such sweet verses.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
My teacher friends, who insist that students 'get worse every year' need this to remind them - kids have always been kids willing to tear each other's eyes out. =: -) They need to be taught, not punished.