poet Lascelles Abercrombie

Lascelles Abercrombie

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Hope And Despair

Said God, 'You sisters, ere ye go
Down among men, my work to do,
I will on each a badge bestow:
Hope I love best, and gold for her,
Yet a silver glory for Despair,
For she is my angel too.'
Then like a queen, Despair
Put on the stars to wear.
But Hope took ears of corn, and round
Her temples in a wreath them bound.--
Which think ye lookt the more fair?

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 9, 2012

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (12/23/2019 5:20:00 AM)

    Despair
    Put on the stars to wear.
    But Hope took ears of corn, and round
    Her temples in a wreath them bound.-
    Which think ye lookt the more fair? despair and hope. very good poem

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (12/23/2019 4:10:00 AM)

    hope and despair
    is open-secret part of human life!

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (1/9/2016 12:35:00 PM)

    Nice poem with philosophical touch....10++++

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (10/17/2015 3:15:00 PM)

    a beauty contest between Hope and her sister Despair- I think we all vote for Hope

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