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On Virtue

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O Thou bright jewel in my aim I strive
To comprehend thee. Thine own words declare
Wisdom is higher than a fool can reach.
I cease to wonder, and no more attempt
Thine height t' explore, or fathom thy profound.
But, O my soul, sink not into despair,
Virtue is near thee, and with gentle hand
Would now embrace thee, hovers o'er thine head.
Fain would the heav'n-born soul with her converse,
Then seek, then court her for her promis'd bliss.
Auspicious queen, thine heav'nly pinions spread,
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COMMENTS
Who tf. Asked 25 April 2020
I not good at poetry
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Susan Williams 09 February 2018
There is wisdom in virtue- youth however is so attuned to excitement take a pass on either until they have tp pay the piper for the dance they led. Great piece of writing
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Edward Kofi Louis 09 February 2018
I strive! ! Thanks for sharing.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 09 February 2018
Such a great write by Phillis Wheatley??????
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 02 November 2017
A brilliant write. The poem beautifully draws that virtue is indeed a divine quality.
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Bill Cantrell 02 November 2017
What a brilliant poetess, I applaud the genius behind her words, a powerful voice from the past that few can today compare to
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Kumarmani Mahakul 02 November 2017
Wisdom is higher than a fool can reach... . beautiful spiritual poem shared.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 02 November 2017
Such an inspiring write by Phillis Wheatley.....
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Seamus O Brian 02 November 2016
Ahhh....virtue. A beautiful tribute to what was once considered not only the cornerstone to a successful life, but even more so to a successful society. Oh heaven, by Thy grace, let the call to virtue once more ring in our streets.
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Clarence Prince 02 November 2016
Her very words revealed that she was living with faith, and a hope in God!
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