(April 1661 - 5 August 1720 / Sydmonton, Hampshire)

Hope

The Tree of Knowledge we in Eden prov'd;
The Tree of Life was thence to Heav'n remov'd:
Hope is the growth of Earth, the only Plant,
Which either Heav'n, or Paradise cou'd want.


Hell knows it not, to Us alone confin'd,
And Cordial only to the Human Mind.
Receive it then, t'expel these mortal Cares,
Nor wave a Med'cine, which thy God prepares.

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God created day and night, man and woman, serpent too. But hope keeps going. Wonderful thought.
In philosophical context I loves this beautiful poem.