Courage Poem by Claude McKay

Courage

Rating: 2.9


O lonely heart so timid of approach,
Like the shy tropic flower that shuts its lips
To the faint touch of tender finger tips:
What is your word? What question would you broach?

Your lustrous-warm eyes are too sadly kind
To mask the meaning of your dreamy tale,
Your guarded life too exquisitely frail
Against the daggers of my warring mind.

There is no part of the unyielding earth,
Even bare rocks where the eagles build their nest,
Will give us undisturbed and friendly rest.
No dewfall softens this vast belt of dearth.

But in the socket-chiseled teeth of strife,
That gleam in serried files in all the lands,
We may join hungry, understanding hands,
And drink our share of ardent love and life.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Godfrey Morris 22 July 2012

'Like the shy tropic flower that shuts its lips To the faint touch of tender finger tips: ' These lines are amazing. Reminds me of the plant shame my lady.

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 01 September 2017

There is no part of the unyielding earth, Even bare rocks where the eagles build their nest, Will give us undisturbed and friendly rest. No dewfall softens this vast belt of dearth. Beautiful stanza of a lovely poem. Thanks for the sharing. 10+

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evelin 08 January 2018

that is a really good poem god job

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bazolina 30 May 2018

I want poem on courage

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bob roas 15 November 2019

i like to sd

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Call Me 06 February 2018

Nerf Or Nothinmg? My uncle is an engineer and I will have you know I do not accept this. I pray your sin be away and that the paper I am working on will never get done help me.

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Daniel Crippins 11 January 2018

Youz al whak itz Nerf or Nothing!

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Colin Kaepernick 11 January 2018

dis poem is Like i say kneel worthy it is L to the it my G's peace out yo

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