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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 - 162,577 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 - 73,032 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. To Hope , John Keats
  4. 4. Hope , Emily Jane Brontë
  5. 5. Evelyn Hope , Robert Browning
  6. 6. Hope Your Happy , Jessica Anonymous
  7. 7. Hope , Randall Jarrell
  8. 8. The Instinct Of Hope , John Clare
  9. 9. Work Without Hope , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  10. 10. Hope Is A Tattered Flag , Carl Sandburg
  11. 11. Hope Holds To Christ , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  12. 12. Bird Of Hope , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  13. 13. Dare I Hope? , Sophia White
  14. 14. Oh, They Have Robbed Me Of The Hope , Anne Brontë
  15. 15. Love Without Hope , Robert Graves
  16. 16. Since Thou Hast Given Me This Good Hope,.. , Robert Louis Stevenson
  17. 17. Now Let No Charitable Hope , Elinor Morton Wylie
  18. 18. Song Of Hope , Thomas Hardy
  19. 19. Sonnets 12: Cherish You Then The Hope I .. , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  20. 20. Hope Is Not Lost , Jessica Millsaps
  21. 21. Hope , Friedrich Schiller
  22. 22. Hope Dieth: Hope Liveth , William Morris
  23. 23. The Hope Of The Resurrection , Vachel Lindsay
  24. 24. Hope (Just A Thought) , .Pd. is here
  25. 25. Hope , ice johnson
  26. 26. The Pleasures Of Hope (Excerpt) , Thomas Campbell
  27. 27. One Must Have Hope , Vega Destiny Star
  28. 28. When Hope But Made Tranquillity Be Felt .. , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  29. 29. Sonnet Xvi: Delusive Hope , Mary Darby Robinson
  30. 30. Hope , Anne Kingsmill Finch
  31. 31. Lively Hope And Gracious Fear , William Cowper
  32. 32. Sonnet Xxv: False Hope Prolongs , Samuel Daniel
  33. 33. Hope For The Future , Joseph T. Renaldi
  34. 34. Enjoy Hope , Sandra Osborne
  35. 35. Hope Deferred , Robert Fuller Murray
  36. 36. Sonnet To Hope , Helen Maria Williams
  37. 37. Hope. , Krantol Northic
  38. 38. Lamentations Of Jeremiah Iii: Hope Of Re.. , Prophet Jeremiah
  39. 39. I Hope , Sara Magana
  40. 40. Hope , jodi right
  41. 41. 0431 You Couldn'T Make It Up... I Hope... , Michael Shepherd
  42. 42. Had I Presumed To Hope , Emily Dickinson
  43. 43. Don'T Give Up Hope , Sylvia Chidi
  44. 44. Hope , suchul Jin
  45. 45. A Pastoral Ballad Ii: Hope , William Shenstone
  46. 46. Hope On , Charles Harpur
  47. 47. To Hope , LLM Mbatha
  48. 48. 0022 A Dickinsonian Ode To Hope , Michael Shepherd
  49. 49. Hope , Flora A. Parham
  50. 50. All Hope , Bill Smith
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