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Patience Taught By Nature - Poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

'O DREARY life,' we cry, ' O dreary life ! '
And still the generations of the birds
Sing through our sighing, and the flocks and herds
Serenely live while we are keeping strife
With Heaven's true purpose in us, as a knife
Against which we may struggle ! Ocean girds
Unslackened the dry land, savannah-swards
Unweary sweep, hills watch unworn, and rife
Meek leaves drop year]y from the forest-trees
To show, above, the unwasted stars that pass
In their old glory: O thou God of old,
Grant me some smaller grace than comes to these !--
But so much patience as a blade of grass
Grows by, contented through the heat and cold.


Comments about Patience Taught By Nature by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Silver Star - 4,010 Points alan brown (4/5/2018 3:10:00 AM)

    Enjoyed reading your poem Alan (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 73,644 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (5/25/2016 10:47:00 PM)

    Nature is a great teacher and gives us lessons through it's different manifestations and moods. A great poem, short and sweet indeed. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,737 Points Amar Agarwala (5/25/2016 7:59:00 PM)

    Small and lovely... the poet seeking patience that synchronizes our lives with time. (Report) Reply

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