MS (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0030 Boldness Be My Friend - From Goethe

How many noble schemes from goodwill's heart,
how many splendid plans and fine ideas
have foundered, lost their glorious craft and art
through hesitancy born of baseless fears?

We do not see the moment as divine,
thinking that those plans are somehow 'ours';
forgetting, too, that Providence sublime
yields timeless good through time in human hours:

the task begun, this heavenly Providence
begins to move; bestows her love's support
with means, events, beyond coincidence;
assistance past all dreams of human thought -

be bold! and trust in Providence above:
she brings to earth God's magic; power; and love.

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Comments (3)

very, very nice...i enjoyed this poem a lot...good strong writing!
Beautiful words mister Sheperd you are truly a wordsmith and i when i read them can only envy you from a distance and salute you as a poet of great ability that can only be gathered through gaining a high education and being a well read man who has a great understanding of pure poetry and anything less then ten would be an insult Warm regards allan
I love this poem of yours Michael. So on the line. Very melodic too.10 from one who agrees. Tai