George MacDonald

(10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905 / Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)

Hope And Patience - Poem by George MacDonald

An unborn bird lies crumpled and curled,
A-dreaming of the world.

Round it, for castle-wall, a shell
Is guarding it well.


Hope
is the bird with its dim sensations;
The shell that keeps it alive is
Patience
.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 9, 2010



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