Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

Veteran Poet - 1,693 Points (4 September 1915 - 14 April 2005 / Youngstown, Ohio)

One Voice Speaking - Poem by Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

How when you are dead
Will you touch other hearts
Unless now when you can
You lay bare your own?

For they that come after
Are the same as those that be
They too will hunger for perfume

And in the sharpness of spring
Perceive that others before them
Have known all that they know

The years will be as nothing
Though they be countless

One voice speaking
Is stronger than death

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Comments about One Voice Speaking by Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

  • Jazib Kamalvi (5/2/2017 8:26:00 AM)

    A very sightful and insightful one. Thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (3/31/2016 5:01:00 AM)

    And in the sharpness of spring
    Perceive that others before them
    Have known all that they know
    Will you touch the hearts when u die..... beautiful question and thoughts here which you are trying to portray are really wonderful. thank you dear poetess. tony
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  • (8/23/2015 7:44:00 PM)

    Speak the words of love now while alive, once you have died your voice will be forever silent. Unless you're a poet, then your voice will echo throughout the world forever! Just had to read this one again! Sublime and profound, deep meaning for me. Thank you again. RoseAnn (Report)Reply

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  • (8/23/2015 7:42:00 PM)

    Opening and laying bare your heart now while alive makes so much sense, hiding within your heart will never tell the stories of life that need to be heard. Great message within these truthful lines! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/24/2015 3:36:00 PM)

    A very profound poem, Isabelle. Thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 14, 2019


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