Against Quarreling And Fighting Poem by Isaac Watts

Against Quarreling And Fighting

Rating: 3.1


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.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bernard F. Asuncion 18 November 2016

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. I like these two stanzas... Thanks for sharing...

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Edward Kofi Louis 18 November 2016

Peace! ! Gentle as a lamb. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Indira Renganathan 18 November 2016

An advice and a superb thought in lucid language...wonderful- 10

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Rajnish Manga 18 November 2016

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.

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Partha Pratim Goswami 18 November 2016

Tranquility has run throughout the poem, A great message conveyed in such simple verse...very beautiful work

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Dr Antony Theodore 03 November 2020

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

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Mary Snyder 08 September 2018

Meditation in the grove—- I can’t find the words. Can you

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Good lessons to nurture a human being

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Good lessons to nurture a human being from the innocent children.

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Amar Agarwala 18 November 2016

What a wonderful lesson for all children... and with such sweet verses.

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Isaac Watts

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