John Kenyon

(1784-1856 / Jamaica)

L’envoi To A Poem On Tolerance - Poem by John Kenyon

Go! little Book, thine own disciple be,
And learn to tolerate those who turn from thee.
Or laughed to scorn, or in oblivion sunk,
Go! little Book, and learn to line a trunk.
Some rain-bound traveller, in ennui's despair,
May cast a moment's notice on thee—there.
Thy last sad hope (and pride deserves such shocks)
Like hers—of old—at bottom of a box.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010



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