Victor Marie Hugo

(26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885 / Besancon / France)

The Beggar’s Quatrain - Poem by Victor Marie Hugo

Blind, as was Homer; as Belisarius, blind,
But one weak child to guide his vision dim.
The hand which dealt him bread, in pity kind--
He'll never see; God sees it, though, for him.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 3, 2010



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