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The Nightingale And Glow-Worm

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A Nightingale that all day long
Had cheered the village with his song,
Nor yet at eve his note suspended,
Nor yet when eventide was ended,
Began to feel, as well he might,
The keen demands of appetite;
When looking eagerly around,
He spied, far off upon the ground,
A something shining in the dark,
And knew the glow-worm by his spark;

So stooping down from hawthorn top,
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Ratnakar Mandlik 13 November 2019

The philosophy of coexistence beautifully unfolded through the equally beautiful story of nightingale and glow warm. A great classic of the day.

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Kingsley Egbukole 13 November 2019

Brothers should not war with brothers but live peacefully to sing and shine. For everyone, God has given a gift to excel. Discover yours and excel. Beautiful poem.

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Andrew Blakemore 13 November 2019

Cowper was a very talented man.

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Glen Kappy 13 November 2019

Previous to reading this poem, I only knew Cowper from his hymns. This poem, for me, is delightful with its story and its application. And his assertion at the end affirms Jesus’ beatitude that the peacemakers will be called the children of God. -GK

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Aniruddha Pathak 13 November 2019

What a lovely poem! I liked the second stanza all the more on the message that nightingale conveys to us.

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Mahtab Bangalee 13 November 2019

But sing and shine by sweet consent, Till life's poor transient night is spent, .../// brilliantly penned

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Uche Nwanze 13 November 2019

S beautiful piece worth reading over and over again. Deserving of POD

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emily t 21 May 2019

got me feeling hard lolololol

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A Kid 01 March 2019


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M Asim Nehal 13 November 2018

A great motivational and inspiring poem: I quote Respecting in each other's case The gifts of nature and of grace.

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