Hope And Despair Poem by Lascelles Abercrombie

Hope And Despair

Rating: 3.5


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?

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Antony Theodore 23 December 2019

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 Bangalee 23 December 2019

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

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M Asim Nehal 09 January 2016

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

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Susan Williams 17 October 2015

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

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