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From Goethe On Boldness (For Poets And Others

Rating: 3.2

How many noble schemes from goodwill's heart,
how many splendid plans and fine ideas
have foundered, lost their glorious craft and art
through hesitancy born of baseless fears?

We do not see the moment as divine,
thinking that those plans are somehow 'ours';
forgetting, too, that Providence sublime
yields timeless good through time in human hours:

the task begun, this heavenly Providence
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Mary X 27 September 2007

Still very unsure. Plus, I like Goethe's ideas on colour, but your poem doesn't talk about his ideas on colour... It'd be a LOT cooler without the letters of the alphabet making up that supposedly perfect syntax, which is, in my eyes: Boring.

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Alison Cassidy 16 September 2007

Michael this is superb - your sonnet form is perfect, your content edifying and filled with truth. It's always so satisfying to read your work. Satisfying and humbling too. love Allie xxxx

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Ted Sheridan 05 September 2007

Great poem there my friend.

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