Age To Youth Poem by Edith Nesbit

Age To Youth

Rating: 2.8

Sunrise is in your eyes, and in your heart
The hope and bright desire of morn and May.
My eyes are full of shadow, and my part
Of life is yesterday.

Yet lend my hand your hand, and let us sit
And see your life unfolding like a scroll,
Rich with illuminated blazon, fit
For your arm-bearing soul.

My soul bears arms too, but the scroll's rolled tight,
Yet the one strip of faded brightness shown
Proclaims that when 'twas splendid in the light
Its blazon matched your own.

Edward Kofi Louis 06 March 2017

Like a scroll! ! Thanks for sharing.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 06 March 2017

Bright desire.... congrats on being selected....

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Tom Allport 06 March 2017

a poem of comparing youths bloom to one of their own?

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Rajnish Manga 06 March 2017

Cricket is the game of gentlemen, and so is the life. Life is a real event, Thanks for sharing a wonderful poem presenting a philosophy of life. Thanks. not a dream as many think. Play it like a gentleman,

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Paul Amrod 04 August 2018

I find this somewhat fat and phonetically boring.

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Madhabi Banerjee 07 March 2017

good one.bold essence appeared. thanks.

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Seamus O Brian 06 March 2017

This piece touches that forlorn melancholy attendant to the reality that the pages of life turn in one direction. The contrast of a scroll nearly completed to one in which the newness of life still writes with the bright sun of springtime completes the air of melancholy. Richly rendered. Bravo.

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Susan Williams 06 March 2017

Isn't this the essence of poetry? To weave magic around us by the power of the word.... A lovely poem resting squarely on truth

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Ratnakar Mandlik 06 March 2017

A beautifully envisioned beautiful life song unfolding a part of it's philosophy. Congrats on it's selection as modern poem of the Day.

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Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit

Kennington / Surrey / England
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