God made a beatous garden
With lovely flowers strown,
But one straight, narrow pathway
That was not overgrown.
And to this beauteous garden
He brought mankind to live,
And said: 'To you, my children,
These lovely flowers I give.
Prune ye my vines and fig trees,
With care my flowerets tend,
But keep the pathway open
Your home is at the end.'
Then came another master,
Who did not love mankind,
And planted on the pathway
Gold flowers for them to find.
And mankind saw the bright flowers,
That, glitt'ring in the sun,
Quite hid the thorns of av'rice
That poison blood and bone;
And far off many wandered,
And when life's night came on,
They still were seeking gold flowers,
Lost, helpless and alone.
O, cease to heed the glamour
That blinds your foolish eyes,
Look upward to the glitter
Of stars in God's clear skies.
Their ways are pure and harmless
And will not lead astray,
Bid aid your erring footsteps
To keep the narrow way.
And when the sun shines brightly
Tend flowers that God has given
And keep the pathway open
That leads you on to heaven.
Paradise Lost first book in simple beautiful words.
Yes wrong ways lure but hasten one'd downfall a wonderful poem.
There is a very nice lesson to learn from this poem that we should always follow instructions and keep our pathway open. I have fallen in love with the poem. Thank you Robert
Sunprincess; you quoted me every word of the way. I have no better way to put it. Thank you!
Wow! this is poetry, this is perfection, this is a masterpiece, if only I could write one as nice as this..fabulous!
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
i absolutely love this poem, this one is my favorite