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Consolation

Rating: 4.9

Though he, that ever kind and true,
Kept stoutly step by step with you,
Your whole long, gusty lifetime through,
Be gone a while before,
Be now a moment gone before,
Yet, doubt not, soon the seasons shall restore
Your friend to you.

He has but turned the corner — still
He pushes on with right good will,

Through mire and marsh, by heugh and hill,
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Friday, March 6, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: funeral
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Alouwou Mandjah 24 April 2019

***********Deep*************

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But in the path we mortals tread Got some few, trifling steps ahead. The poet's vision on death is such.

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Ramesh T A 24 April 2019

Death is sure for all! Death doesn't put an end to friendship! The turn will come to meet him again after you follow suit! Nice and meaningful poem!

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Ratnakar Mandlik 24 April 2019

" He loiters with a backward smile Till you can overtake" Amazing consolation with a positive approach towards the most touching situation. Hats off to the philosophy and out look.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 24 April 2019

One of the best poems by Robert Louis Stevenson......

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Ratnakar Mandlik 24 April 2020

An outstanding classical poem with eternal values. Well deserved classic poem of the day.

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This is Rock 24 April 2020

Step by step... Meet a friend

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Ruta Mohapatra 24 April 2020

Deep and thoughtful! A different perception of death. A great poem of the day!

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Dr Antony Theodore 24 April 2020

He is not dead, this friend — not dead, But in the path we mortals tread Got some few, trifling steps ahead And nearer to the end; very nice poem. tony

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Mahtab Bangalee 24 April 2020

He is not dead, this friend — not dead, But in the path we mortals tread Got some few, trifling steps ahead And nearer to the end; ............../// superb consolation writings on the funeral; beautiful poem shared

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