David Bates

(6 March 1809 – 25 January 1870 / Indian Hill / Ohio)

Speak Gently - Poem by David Bates

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Comments about Speak Gently by David Bates

  • (1/18/2017 8:38:00 AM)

    plagarism... very sad
    This poem was originally penned by G W Langford in 1909 and has been a part of the Christian Science Hymnal for nearly 100 years. http: //www.hymnary.org/hymn/CSH1909/60

    It was beautifully covered by Larry Groce on his album Peace, Joy and Power in 1970.

    Frank Levinson
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  • val Rogers (4/4/2015 11:25:00 PM)

    I am so amazed at this magically written poem. I'll give an 8 rating. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (4/4/2015 9:59:00 PM)

    From young to old, from poor to rich, gentle and kind words have their magic cast on all of them.We can change the world through our gentle way.Yes, I agree that this poem deserve much higher rating. (Report) Reply

  • Tushar Ray (4/4/2015 8:25:00 PM)

    This is a superb poem written so elegantly. Each stanza gave the message on the how to lead our life for peace and happiness in our environment. I congratulate the poet from the bottom of my heart. Thanks for sharing!
    I fully agree with Kim Barney, it deserves more than 10.
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  • Kim Barney (4/4/2015 2:51:00 PM)

    Excellent poem with an excellent message. Deserves a much higher rating than the 6.5 out of ten given by the 51 voters so far! (Report) Reply

  • (4/4/2015 1:48:00 PM)

    Lovely poem! Everyone should read it once every day! (Report) Reply

  • Panmelys Panmelys (4/4/2015 10:48:00 AM)

    Beautiful, it is indeed a poem to be read daily, by all. May I add a last few lines of A Credo to join hands with yours.

    Teach your soul
    Loving Kindness to all
    As credo! Panmelys 2014 Peace be with you for sharing such glowing words as an example to cherish. Kindly.
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  • Rajnish Manga (4/4/2015 5:38:00 AM)

    One of the most enduring messages for man. Let all religious discourse begin with this magnificent poem. I quote a few lines: Speak gently - let not harsh words mar / The good we might do here! / Let no harsh tone be heard; (Report) Reply

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (4/4/2015 3:09:00 AM)

    This poem needs to be read every day like morning prayer. Gentleness will seep in. (Report) Reply

  • (3/24/2010 12:42:00 AM)

    like it this is one that i might want to read again, , later in life (Report) Reply

  • (4/23/2009 7:47:00 PM)

    beautiful! wonderful message too. i love it! (Report) Reply

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