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Sweet Peace, where dost thou dwell? I humbly crave,
Let me once know.
I sought thee in a secret cave,
And ask'd, if Peace were there,
A hollow wind did seem to answer, No:
Go seek elsewhere.

I did; and going did a rainbow note:
Surely, thought I,
This is the lace of Peace's coat:

I will search out the matter.
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Babatunde Aremu 24 January 2015

Great write. This id the best poem I ever read on PEACE. Its so simple and easy to relate with. True prace is not in things but the CREATOR through His Son, Jesus Christ

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Dianne Crawford 26 February 2016

great poerty on peace you can go see my poems also if you would.

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Will Nelson 25 March 2016

So...to make the seeker find peace, a reverend tells a story about a peaceful man who dies at the hand of his foes...then wheat springs up from his grave and soon people were making bread from the grains...not feeling it!

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Lantz Pierre 22 August 2017

Well, that made me chuckle. And I think it's quite perceptive. The kindly, sweet prince cannot generate peace in his realm as he lives. A sovereign who profits well in life with no mention of how his subjects fared. Only somehow we must believe his virtue contributed to something good that was widely shared after his death. Yeah, I'm kinda not feeling it now either. Although I initially wanted to see the peaceable reward in working the land and in the honest fulfillment of a home-baked loaf of bread. But there's kind of a hole in the center of the argument.

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a person 20 September 2018

this is talking about a man who died and new life sprang from him to give peace to the world... also it takes place in Salem, a holy city. Am i the only one who realized he's saying you can only find peace in God?

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Douglas Scotney 22 August 2017

only there in poetry, not prose

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Rajnish Manga 22 August 2017

Lovely poem with a soothing narrative about peace in life. Thanks.

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Practicing Poetess 22 August 2017

If you seek it diligently, you will find it (Peace.) It is not too likely that Mr. Herbert will read these comments, as he died of tuberculosis in 1633. He became one of England's finest metaphysical potes. His brother, Edward, became the father of English deism. George was commended by Sir Francis Bacon, and was also elected to Parliament. Many of his proverbs survive today: Whose house is of glass must not throw stones at another. Theeye is bigger than the belly. His bark is worse than his bite. Thank you, Poem Hunter, for featuring the work of this remarkable man!

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Alexander Julian 22 August 2017

This poem in its text form acts as a flight of stairs; my eyes go between each group of text, thus attraction for such a poem is greatly soothed on my end.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 22 August 2017

Peace is always hunted everywhere in the world..... Nice piece...

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