Hope Poem by Joseph Addison

Hope

Rating: 3.5


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 OF THE POEM
Chinedu Dike 12 May 2015

Well articulated piece of poetry, insightfully penned with conviction. Thanks for sharing.

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This poem so enchanting to read and feel every lines and words. Wonderful

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Savita Tyagi 12 May 2015

Lovely poem. Enjoyed the imagery and the rhythm. Great piece to smooth the mind.

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Jasbir Chatterjee 12 May 2015

I like the optimistic spirit of this poem...

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Godfrey Morris 12 May 2015

This poems truly reflects hope.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 04 July 2021

Rereading this is very rewarding! I have enjoyed very much!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 04 July 2021

Mesmerizingly put by Joseph Addison!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 04 July 2021

Reflects each flower that on the border grows, And a new heaven in it's fair bosom shows.Congratulations being the Classic Poem Of The Day! Beautiful poem!

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Dawn Cocks 04 July 2021

Lovely.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 04 July 2021

A very inspiring poem embellished with compelling imagery.

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