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The Instinct Of Hope - Poem by John Clare

Is there another world for this frail dust
To warm with life and be itself again?
Something about me daily speaks there must,
And why should instinct nourish hopes in vain?
'Tis nature's prophesy that such will be,
And everything seems struggling to explain
The close sealed volume of its mystery.
Time wandering onward keeps its usual pace
As seeming anxious of eternity,
To meet that calm and find a resting place.
E'en the small violet feels a future power
And waits each year renewing blooms to bring,
And surely man is no inferior flower
To die unworthy of a second spring?


Comments about The Instinct Of Hope by John Clare

  • Gold Star - 245,176 Points Robert Murray Smith (7/5/2016 2:51:00 PM)

    A magnificent poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,008 Points Ransome Adejugbe (10/27/2015 2:51:00 PM)

    Great poem. Inspiring and making one to take the leap of faith and be hopeful. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 73,898 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (3/11/2015 4:59:00 AM)

    A great enjoyment of hope this poem gives. likes it. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Hope

  1. 1. Hope Is The Thing With Feathers , Emily Dickinson
  2. 2. The Hope Of My Heart , John McCrae
  3. 3. Hope , Emily Jane Brontë
  4. 4. To Hope , John Keats
  5. 5. Hope Your Happy , Jessica Anonymous
  6. 6. Hope , Randall Jarrell
  7. 7. Evelyn Hope , Robert Browning
  8. 8. Hope Is A Tattered Flag , Carl Sandburg
  9. 9. Hope , Friedrich Schiller
  10. 10. Work Without Hope , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  11. 11. The Instinct Of Hope , John Clare
  12. 12. Hope Holds To Christ , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  13. 13. Bird Of Hope , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  14. 14. Song Of Hope , Thomas Hardy
  15. 15. Dare I Hope? , Sophia White
  16. 16. Since Thou Hast Given Me This Good Hope,.. , Robert Louis Stevenson
  17. 17. Oh, They Have Robbed Me Of The Hope , Anne Brontë
  18. 18. Love Without Hope , Robert Graves
  19. 19. Now Let No Charitable Hope , Elinor Morton Wylie
  20. 20. Hope Is Not Lost , Jessica Millsaps
  21. 21. Sonnets 12: Cherish You Then The Hope I .. , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  22. 22. Hope Dieth: Hope Liveth , William Morris
  23. 23. Hope , ice johnson
  24. 24. Hope (Just A Thought) , .Pd. is here
  25. 25. The Pleasures Of Hope (Excerpt) , Thomas Campbell
  26. 26. Enjoy Hope , Sandra Osborne
  27. 27. The Hope Of The Resurrection , Vachel Lindsay
  28. 28. One Must Have Hope , Vega Destiny Star
  29. 29. When Hope But Made Tranquillity Be Felt .. , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  30. 30. Sonnet Xvi: Delusive Hope , Mary Darby Robinson
  31. 31. Hope For The Future , Joseph T. Renaldi
  32. 32. Hope , Anne Kingsmill Finch
  33. 33. Lively Hope And Gracious Fear , William Cowper
  34. 34. Sonnet Xxv: False Hope Prolongs , Samuel Daniel
  35. 35. Hope Deferred , Robert Fuller Murray
  36. 36. Hope. , Krantol Northic
  37. 37. Lamentations Of Jeremiah Iii: Hope Of Re.. , Prophet Jeremiah
  38. 38. I Hope , Sara Magana
  39. 39. Hope , jodi right
  40. 40. 0431 You Couldn'T Make It Up... I Hope... , Michael Shepherd
  41. 41. Don'T Give Up Hope , Sylvia Chidi
  42. 42. Hope , suchul Jin
  43. 43. A Pastoral Ballad Ii: Hope , William Shenstone
  44. 44. Hope On , Charles Harpur
  45. 45. 0022 A Dickinsonian Ode To Hope , Michael Shepherd
  46. 46. Had I Presumed To Hope , Emily Dickinson
  47. 47. Hope , Flora A. Parham
  48. 48. All Hope , Bill Smith
  49. 49. With Faith And Hope , Ernestine Northover
  50. 50. You Gave Me Words Of Hope , Sugawara Takesue no Musume
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