Ode On Solitude Poem by Alexander Pope

Ode On Solitude

Rating: 3.6


Happy the man, whose wish and care
A few paternal acres bound,
Content to breathe his native air,
In his own ground.

Whose heards with milk, whose fields with bread,
Whose flocks supply him with attire,
Whose trees in summer yield him shade,
In winter fire.

Blest! who can unconcern'dly find
Hours, days, and years slide soft away,
In health of body, peace of mind,
Quiet by day,

Sound sleep by night; study and ease
Together mix'd; sweet recreation,
And innocence, which most does please,
With meditation.

Thus let me live, unseen, unknown;
Thus unlamented let me dye;
Steal from the world, and not a stone
Tell where I lye.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sunil Arora 29 September 2009

Beautifully penned, the real taste of life. But is there a man such like?

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Wenjun Liu 21 January 2015

Thus let me live, unseen, unknown; Thus unlamented let me dye; Steal from the world, and not a stone Tell where I lye. What a peaceful way of life.

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Read this poem in my school days.this lovely peaceful poem still haunts me! Perhaps I am also of the same mind! I have spent my life not seeking personal attention and very often think on these lines.This great poet has influenced my way of life I can say!

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Akachukwu Lekwauwa 27 May 2015

this is exactly the way most people wish both to live and to die, but very few attain it. I've heard about Pope from another Poet, now i am reading Pope.

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James Corro 26 May 2016

A great poem about what should we desire in this life.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 30 November 2021

Typo: live

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Dr Dillip K Swain 30 November 2021

Let me leave unseen and unknown and feel the taste of solitude. A great ode to solitude..... timeless!

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Chinedu Dike 28 November 2021

A thought provoking rendition nicely embellished with poetic rhyme and rhythm. A work of an intricate mind......

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Jose Gonzalez 27 November 2021

Pope let me be the same

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Jose Gonzalez 27 November 2021

Thus let me live, unseen, unknown oh that line gets me you are not the only one mr

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