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Inspiration

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Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

If with light head erect I sing,
Though all the Muses lend their force,
From my poor love of anything,
The verse is weak and shallow as its source.
But if with bended neck I grope
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Faker 26 November 2020
I HATE ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND THIS GUY PLEASE STOP MAKING MY LIFE HARDER THAN IT ALREADY IS
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Ratnakar Mandlik 07 May 2017
Fame cannot tempt the bard Who is famous with his God. Nor laurel him reward who has his master's nod. Great and superb, imagery as also the faith in Him and His majesty.
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Kuda Bondamakara 07 May 2017
a poem that inspres us
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An inspiring poem! Love and faith is the most fundamental aspect of spirituality. To recognise God's love and bask in the glory of His love is truly divine. Enjoyed reading Thoreau's great poem on Inspiration. To quote: I will not doubt the love untold Which not my worth nor want has bought, Which wooed me young, and woos me old, And to this evening hath me brought.
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Glen Kappy 07 May 2017
i didn't know this poem before and am glad to be introduced to it. and though i'm a fan of brevity, i read it through. (and noticed in the fifth stanza from the bottom it looks like the word should be though not thought.) i'm glad to see thoreau's recognition that all good and perfect gifts (in this case, inspired words) come from above, the Father of lights... similar in respects thematically to this poem are my by or through and e.e. cummings sonnet that begins i thank you God for most this amazing day. whether we recognize it or not, and whether we call it the muse or another name, God is the source of the best that comes through us, yes? -gk
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Tony Hoss 07 May 2017
the words just flow amazing...
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Edward Kofi Louis 07 May 2017
Its presuming face! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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I see beyond the reach of sight.... thanks for posting.....
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Clarence Prince 07 July 2016
I will not doubt for evermore Nor falter from a steadfast faith Well said, Henry, stand firm!
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Rajnish Manga 27 December 2014
One of my favorite classical poets since my childhood. It is always a great pleasure to read poems. This is extra-ordinary one, full of righteousness.
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