Is It Possible Poem by Sir Thomas Wyatt

Is It Possible

Rating: 3.4

Is it possible
That so high debate,
So sharp, so sore, and of such rate,
Should end so soon and was begun so late?
Is it possible?

Is it possible
So cruel intent,
So hasty heat and so soon spent,
From love to hate, and thence for to relent?
Is it possible?

Is it possible
That any may find
Within one heart so diverse mind,
To change or turn as weather and wind?
Is it possible?

Is it possible
To spy it in an eye
That turns as oft as chance on die,
The truth whereof can any try?
Is it possible?

It is possible
For to turn so oft,
To bring that lowest which was most aloft,
And to fall highest yet to light soft:
It is possible.

All is possible
Whoso list believe.
Trust therefore first, and after preve,
As men wed ladies by licence and leave.
All is possible.


Yes it is possible to be highly esteemed then fall from favour like a flash of lightning with a single incident real or imagined being cause of the fall. All is indeed possible when the human heart is an instrument of judgement.

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Carlos Echeverria 18 May 2012

The redundancy of IS IT POSSIBLE-IS IT POSSIBLE? Sets up the IT IS POSSIBLE-ALL IS POSSIBLE counter point as a well-reasoned denouement.

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Miss Darkness 18 May 2012

just read my poems lol i'm nt a dead poet: P

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Claire Thomas 18 May 2013

Haha, yes hes very dead.The quill redundant, however it appears quite modern with the repetition of the first line in each stanza.Perhaps the americans are being ironic?

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Ramesh T A 18 May 2010

Everything is possible though doubts are there I think!

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Sharad Rajimwale 10 September 2016

This poem has strong echoes for the degenerate state of affairs of our times. One can get a glimpse into the rotten condition of the much hyped golden era of Elabethan rule. ----Dr Sharad Rajimwale

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Edward Kofi Louis 02 July 2016

Positiveness! With the muse of life. Thanks for sharing.

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Anil Kumar Panda 02 July 2016

Everything is possible in this world. Only you need will to do it.Thsnks for sharing.

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Savita Tyagi 02 July 2016

With a complex human mind yes all is possible. Very interesting poem. All emotions expressing so clearly and in the end we are left with one amazed feeling. All is possible on the stage of life.

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Rajnish Manga 02 July 2016

'All is possible' is the ultimate answer to all the questions encountered by the poet. Thanks.

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