Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Durham / England
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Durham / England
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Patience Taught By Nature

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'O DREARY life,' we cry, ' O dreary life ! '
And still the generations of the birds
Sing through our sighing, and the flocks and herds
Serenely live while we are keeping strife
With Heaven's true purpose in us, as a knife
Against which we may struggle ! Ocean girds
Unslackened the dry land, savannah-swards
Unweary sweep, hills watch unworn, and rife
Meek leaves drop year]y from the forest-trees
To show, above, the unwasted stars that pass
In their old glory: O thou God of old,
Grant me some smaller grace than comes to these !--
But so much patience as a blade of grass
Grows by, contented through the heat and cold.
Arsith 18 February 2019
I love your poem
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alan brown 05 April 2018
Enjoyed reading your poem Alan
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Ratnakar Mandlik 25 May 2016
Nature is a great teacher and gives us lessons through it's different manifestations and moods. A great poem, short and sweet indeed. Thanks for sharing it here.
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Amar Agarwala 25 May 2016
Small and lovely... the poet seeking patience that synchronizes our lives with time.
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Susan Williams 25 May 2016
I would guess that even cavemen were lamenting their lack of patience. It is such a universal theme.
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* Sunprincess * 25 May 2016
.....patience is a beautiful thing... love this ?
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Edward Kofi Louis 25 May 2016
Nature! ! Through the heat and cold. Nice piece of work.
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