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Courage

Courage is the price that Life exacts
for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not
Knows no release from little things:
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear,
Nor mountain heights where bitter
joy can hear
The sound of wings.
How can life grant us boon of living,
compensate

For dull gray ugliness and pregnant
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Monday, June 1, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: flight
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Geoffrey Kidd 13 November 2020

This poem is the basis of the song " Courage" in Christopher Tin's musical album: " To Shiver the Sky"

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D. Brown 06 April 2020

Actually her original ward was “resistless”. Meaning the day is coming like it or not.

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J. Morris 07 February 2019

Correction - the poem should read, “..behold the restless day“, not “resistless“

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M. Light 25 May 2018

Have loved this poem all my life. Am a pilot myself and grew up with her story and this poem.

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Wonderful composition & explanatory poem. Courage enables us to get whatever we want in life! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring poem.

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