Can Life Be A Blessing Poem by John Dryden

Can Life Be A Blessing

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Can life be a blessing,
Or worth the possessing,
Can life be a blessing if love were away?
Ah no! though our love all night keep us waking,
And though he torment us with cares all the day,
Yet he sweetens, he sweetens our pains in the taking,
There's an hour at the last, there's an hour to repay.

In ev'ry possessing,
The ravishing blessing,
In ev'ry possessing the fruit of our pain,
Poor lovers forget long ages of anguish,
Whate'er they have suffer'd and done to obtain;
'Tis a pleasure, a pleasure to sigh and to languish,
When we hope, when we hope to be happy again.

Can Life Be A Blessing
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Nanthini 31 January 2018

Plss send essay

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Garima parwal 14 January 2018

Very nice poem

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mark robbie 06 December 2017

when was can life be a blessing published?

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Mizzy ........ 03 September 2016

Brilliant piece of writing!

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Marko Duvnjak 05 February 2015

Wow!

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