Friedrich Schiller

(10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805 / Marbach, Württemberg)

Hope

Poem by Friedrich Schiller

We speak with the lip, and we dream in the soul,
Of some better and fairer day;
And our days, the meanwhile, to that golden goal
Are gliding and sliding away.
Now the world becomes old, now again it is young,
But "The better" 's forever the word on the tongue.

At the threshold of life hope leads us in--
Hope plays round the mirthful boy;
Though the best of its charms may with youth begin,
Yet for age it reserves its toy.


Comments about Hope by Friedrich Schiller

  • Sanjukta SahooSanjukta Sahoo (9/27/2017 10:36:00 PM)

    Though the best of its charms may with youth begin,
    Yet for age it reserves its toy.
    Beautiful poem. Thanks poet for sharing it.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (9/27/2017 1:41:00 PM)

    To that golden goal! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (9/27/2017 12:04:00 PM)

    Beautiful! Wisdom expressed in a most eloquent poetic form.(Report)Reply

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  • Anita Aparajita DasAnita Aparajita Das (9/27/2017 9:46:00 AM)

    A poem for the wise, and by a wise one.(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (9/27/2017 9:31:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem.
    'At the threshold of life hope leads us in-
    Hope plays round the mirthful boy;
    Though the best of its charms may with youth begin,
    Yet for age it reserves its toy. '....is so nice.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (9/27/2017 8:45:00 AM)

    At the threshold of life hope leads us in-
    Hope plays round the mirthful boy;
    Though the best of its charms may with youth begin,
    Yet for age it reserves its toy... . loved these lines. Beautiful poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baelloCynthia Buhain-baello (9/27/2017 4:50:00 AM)

    Excellently written, full of depth and wisdom, perfect rhyme scheme.(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (9/27/2017 12:21:00 AM)

    Such a great poem full of hope.....(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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