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Life's Tragedy

Rating: 3.8

It may be misery not to sing at all,
And to go silent through the brimming day;
It may be misery never to be loved,
But deeper griefs than these beset the way.

To sing the perfect song,
And by a half-tone lost the key,
There the potent sorrow, there the grief,
The pale, sad staring of Life's Tragedy.

To have come near to the perfect love,
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Indira Renganathan 07 February 2021

Always good poetry touches our heart...this poem is onThis, this indeed is to be accursed, For if we mortals love, or if we sing, We count our joys not by what we have, But by what kept us from that perfect thing.'excellent poetic expression...5*****e such..'

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Luis Estable 07 February 2021

There is much in this good poem I can`t enter here. I will just say that Dunbar is a poet of whom little is said when talking about black poets. I hope that would change.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 07 February 2021

Congratulations being chosen as The Classic Poem Of The Day. Hooray! This poem has such brilliance, fascinatingly rendered.5 Stars! Excellently worded.

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Amir Marandi 06 February 2021

There the potent sorrow, there the grief, The pale, sad staring of Life's Tragedy.

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Bizarre Rocky 06 February 2021

This poem is my life. Seems can't live without your lover! neither here nor there

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Maphoka Lenkoe 06 February 2021

It is beautiful

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G o o d p i e c e o f w o r k

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Zala Anderson 22 February 2018

This poem is my life right now, I am planning to preform this poem competitively for Alpha Phi Alpha!

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Antonio 12 February 2018


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