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Bird Of Hope - Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Soar not too high, O bird of Hope!
Because the skies are fair;
The tempest may come on apace
And overcome thee there.

When far above the mountain tops
Thou soarest, over all –
If, then, the storm should press thee back,
How great would be thy fall!

And thou wouldst lie here at my feet,
A poor and lifeless thing, -
A torn and bleeding birdling,
With limp and broken wing.

Sing not too loud, O bird of Hope!
Because the day is bright;
The sunshine cannot always last –
The morn precedes the night.

And if thy song is of the day,
Then when the day grows dim,
Forlorn and voiceless thou wouldst sit
Among the shadows grim.

Oh! I would have thee soar and sing,
But not too high, or loud,
Remembering that day meets night –
The brilliant sun the cloud.


Comments about Bird Of Hope by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  • Freshman - 785 Points Kishor Kumar Mishra (10/17/2017 9:23:00 PM)

    Soar not too high, O bird of Hope!
    Because the skies are fair;
    The tempest may come on apace
    And overcome thee there - - These initial lines tells that the hopes must have a limit. Too much hope may bring despire. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 242,698 Points Robert Murray Smith (7/4/2016 7:19:00 AM)

    A great insightful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,322 Points Shankaran Kutty (3/23/2016 11:46:00 PM)

    Brilliant poem.. So lyrical.. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Hope

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  2. 2. The Hope Of My Heart , John McCrae
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