Cheerfulness Taught By Reason Poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Cheerfulness Taught By Reason

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I think we are too ready with complaint
In this fair world of God's. Had we no hope
Indeed beyond the zenith and the slope
Of yon gray blank of sky, we might grow faint
To muse upon eternity's constraint
Round our aspirant souls; but since the scope
Must widen early, is it well to droop,
For a few days consumed in loss and taint?
O pusillanimous Heart, be comforted
And, like a cheerful traveller, take the road
Singing beside the hedge. What if the bread
Be bitter in thine inn, and thou unshod
To meet the flints? At least it may be said
' Because the way is short, I thank thee, God. '

Cheerfulness Taught By Reason
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ramesh T A 23 July 2019

Instead of complaining it is better to be satisfied with what better things we have to go ahead in life! Thanks for sharing this nice sonnet by Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning!

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Mahtab Bangalee 23 July 2019

Right you are Sir

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Adeeb Alfateh 23 July 2019

O pusillanimous Heart, be comforted And, like a cheerful traveller, take the road Singing beside the hedge. beautiful and great write great 10+++++++++

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Kumarmani Mahakul 23 July 2019

To meet the flints? At least it may be said ' Because the way is short, I thank thee, God. '....touching expression with nice theme. Beautiful poem.

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Aniruddha Pathak 23 July 2019

A beautifully crafted sonnet with interlinked rhymes on cultivating a nature of cheerfulness rather than one of complaining.

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Chinedu Dike 09 May 2022

A beautiful creation nicely embellished with poetic rhymes.....

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Beautiful poem! . Generally, human beings are ever complaining of the the things unaccomplished rather than counting the blessings bestowed on us by God. A compelling poem by Elizabeth Browning

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Ratnakar Mandlik 23 July 2019

A fabulous inspirational poem advocating to take life in it's stride and make the most of it in spite of complaining for hard times or troubles confronting therein. A well deserved classic of the D

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Edward Kofi Louis 23 July 2019

In this unfair World! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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