(May 6, 1914 – October 14, 1965 / Nashville)

Light And Warmth

In cheerful faith that fears no ill
The good man doth the world begin;
And dreams that all without shall still
Reflect the trusting soul within.
Warm with the noble vows of youth,
Hallowing his true arm to the truth;

Yet is the littleness of all
So soon to sad experience shown,
That crowds but teach him to recall
And centre thought on self alone;
Till love, no more, emotion knows,
And the heart freezes to repose.

Alas! though truth may light bestow,
Not always warmth the beams impart,
Blest he who gains the boon to know,
Nor buys the knowledge with the heart.
For warmth and light a blessing both to be,
Feel as the enthusiast--as the world-wise see.

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Hope is a very beautiful poem. 10+++++++
Hope is a very beautiful poem
Enigmatic is the word to describe this poem. Makes one wonder. Read mine - Shell Shock - if you are into the enigmatic. Adeline
An interesting poem but not fully understandable.Likes.
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