Bitter-Sweet Poem by George Herbert

Bitter-Sweet

Rating: 2.9


Ah, my dear angry Lord,
Since thou dost love, yet strike;
Cast down, yet help afford;
Sure I will do the like.

I will complain, yet praise;
I will bewail, approve;
And all my sour-sweet days
I will lament and love.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mary Skarpathiotaki 05 December 2017

Ah, my dear angry Lord, Since thou dost love, yet strike; Cast down, yet help afford; Sure I will do the like. I will complain, yet praise; I will bewail, approve; And all my sour-sweet days I will lament and love. George Herbert GREAT! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! FAITH SAVE....10+

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 05 December 2017

Bitter Sweet is both sour and sweet. I will complain, yet praise; I will bewail, approve; And all my sour-sweet days I will lament and love. A poem that contrasts and contradicts the emotions and passions.

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Shaun Cronick 03 July 2020

A great attitude for one and all to attain. Superbly penned and timeless food for thought even today.

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Edward Kofi Louis 05 December 2017

My sour-sweet days! ! Thanks for sharing.

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Londis Carpenter 05 December 2017

I will complain, yet praise; I will bewail, approve; I do so understand. Praise Creator God

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 05 December 2017

Well, since rhyming's been my ruin and win, let me rhyme to the bitter and better end also I have had bitter experiences of late; this has been the worst, yet in a way the most fortunate, contradiction and reconciliation is what this poem educes..........thanks for sharing

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Savita Tyagi 05 December 2017

Great poem. If we all could keep this attitude we sure will be closer to that Lord.

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