Joseph Addison

(1672-1719 / England)

Hope

Poem by Joseph Addison

Our lives, discoloured with our present woes,
May still grow white and shine with happier hours.
So the pure limped stream, when foul with stains
Of rushing torrents and descending rains,
Works itself clear, and as it runs refines,
till by degrees the floating mirror shines;
Reflects each flower that on the border grows,
And a new heaven in it's fair bosom shows.


Comments about Hope by Joseph Addison

  • Alison mujati (3/29/2020 12:07:00 PM)

    A good classic one, a little backplay(Report)Reply

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  • paul amrod (3/5/2020 2:45:00 PM)

    A beautifully sensitive poem of Nature!(Report)Reply

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (3/5/2020 11:09:00 AM)

    Beautiful! So, nobody should despair! A great poem of the day!(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (3/5/2020 10:40:00 AM)

    Hope for new heaven a beautiful poem has been inscribed by Joseph Addison.(Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (3/5/2020 10:12:00 AM)

    Woes will turn into happier hours bringing heaven bright for all to breathe better! nice one read on!(Report)Reply

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  • Sharad Wonem (3/5/2020 7:05:00 AM)

    I absolutely adore men. I am in an intense relationship with my dad at the moment. We are planning on adoption(Report)Reply

    Luca Morris(3/5/2020 7:10:00 AM)

    i also im gay and fit looking for single woman

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  • Finlay Cradock (3/5/2020 7:03:00 AM)

    I listen to this whilst applying me makeup(Report)Reply

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  • Sharad Wonem (3/5/2020 7:03:00 AM)

    A wonderful imagery of life itself.
    Hope is a raft we row in the ocean of life. The rolling and coiling waves are but the vicissitudes of life.
    Love the comment of Besma Dziri. Nicely said!(Report)Reply

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  • Luca Morris (3/5/2020 7:03:00 AM)

    my balls itch and there's bumps on them how do i stop the itching(Report)Reply

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  • Luca Morris (3/5/2020 7:01:00 AM)

    im gay and fit looking for single woman im gay and fit looking for single womanim gay and fit looking for single(Report)Reply

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  • Matt Lilley (3/5/2020 6:59:00 AM)

    my itches how do i stop it from itchingAlready ReportedReply

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  • Sharad Wonem (3/5/2020 6:59:00 AM)

    Im fit and gay Im fit and gay Im fit and gay Im fit and gay(Report)Reply

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  • Sharad Wonem (3/5/2020 6:56:00 AM)

    I am a big fan of this(Report)Reply

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  • Luca Morris (3/5/2020 6:54:00 AM)

    The poem mirrors the tides and tribulations of life but also tells us how to surmount our present woes.
    Thanks a lot for this lovely philosophical piece of writing.(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (3/5/2020 6:02:00 AM)

    The poem mirrors the tides and tribulations of life but also tells us how to surmount our present woes.
    Thanks a lot for this lovely philosophical piece of writing.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (3/5/2020 3:25:00 AM)

    Reflects each flower that on the border grows,
    And a new heaven in it's fair bosom shows. // beautiful poem penned on the life and its spending time through the boat of hope!(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (10/26/2019 9:51:00 AM)

    Hope keeps a life ticking. Nice poem. Short and to the point.(Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Feldman (3/6/2019 11:26:00 PM)

    A poem tthat
    Will not grow old.(Report)Reply

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (3/5/2019 9:58:00 PM)

    A wonderful imagery of life itself.
    Hope is a raft we row in the ocean of life. The rolling and coiling waves are but the vicissitudes of life.
    Love the comment of Besma Dziri. Nicely said!(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/5/2019 9:55:00 PM)

    An excellent thought provoking poem inculcating hope of a bright tomorrow in the minds of frustrated and depressed people. A grand classical poem.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010



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