Henry Vaughan

Brecknockshire, Wales
Henry Vaughan
Brecknockshire, Wales
Friday, April 16, 2010

Childhood Comments

Rating: 3.0
I cannot reach it; and my striving eye
Dazzles at it, as at eternity.
Were now that chronicle alive,
Those white designs which children drive,

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Henry Vaughan
COMMENTS
Khairul Ahsan 12 July 2018
A poem written about four centuries ago, still so relevant!
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Ruta Mohapatra 12 July 2018
'Since all that age doth teach is ill, Why should I not love childhood still? '.........Thought provoking lines!
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Damilola Victor 12 July 2018
Dear harmless age Beautiful
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Mahtab Bangalee 12 July 2018
wow the excel of writings- Dear, harmless age! the short, swift span Where weeping Virtue parts with man; Where love without dwells, and bends What way we please without self-ends. nice and so thoughtful stanza- ///// Yeah - the harmless age is too short -in this age live all good, virtue, love, magnanimity, humanity - this is philanthropic age and we lose it blindly by ourselves...................
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Bernard F. Asuncion 13 July 2017
And long experience should make wise, ...thanks for posting??
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Ratnakar Mandlik 12 July 2017
An unique portrayal of childhood and how it should be enjoyed.
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James Mclain 12 July 2017
The strongest empath daily See's and feels what children do each day.. iip
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Seamus O Brian 12 July 2017
The author presents a lengthy argument for what? The impossible recapitulation of childhood? I suppose the first line is my answer, that he acknowledges the impossibility of such a thought, which renders the rest of the work an ode to that which has been forever lost. Clever rhyming and word constructs, but the whole piece seems too weighty for its own subject, but that perhaps is a dynamic of the author's time.
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Edward Kofi Louis 12 July 2017
Weighty action! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Glen Kappy 12 July 2017
i'm glad to be introduced to this poem. and for me it illustrates the agelessness and universality of poetry. being who i am, i thought of jesus' words, unless you become like little children, you cannot enter the reign of God. which surely vaughan had in mind as i see in the last two stanzas. though i see the virtues of this age and understand why vaughan might want to go back, i part with him here. for there is so much to life in these middle years of mine experienced with a childlike heart- -given to me by God's grace. on going back, any of you who read this, you might find my poem, aging as ascent, interesting. gk
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Zoila T. Flores 12 July 2017
Please allow me to share my poem with you: My Childhood Creek Jumping strongly innocently; Into shallow to this stream, Diving carefully, crushing gently, That’s the creek in my dreams! Zoila T. Flores
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