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English Poetry. Florence Earle Coates. Life. Флоренс Эрл Коутс.






Florence Earle Coates (Флоренс Эрл Коутс)

Life

Before we knew thee thou wert with us; ay,
⁠       In that far time, forgotten and obscure,
       ⁠When, doubtful of ourselves, of naught secure,
⁠       We feebly uttered first our human cry.
We had not murmured hadst thou passed us by,
       ⁠And now, with all our vaunted knowledge sure,
       ⁠We know not from what source of bounty pure
⁠       Thou camest, our dull clay to glorify.
Yet—for thou didst awake us when but dust,
⁠       Careless of thee—one tender hope redeems
       ⁠Each loss by the dark river: more and more
We feel that we who long for thee may trust
       ⁠To wake again, as children do from dreams,
       ⁠And find thee waiting on the farther shore. 

Florence Earle Coates’s other poems:

  1. Tennyson
  2. Sappho
  3. Song (For Me the Jasmine Buds Unfold)
  4. “Victi Resurgunt”
  5. Man

Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Samuel Coleridge (Сэмюэл Кольридж) Life («As late I journey’d o’er the extensive plain»)
  • Charlotte Brontё (Шарлотта Бронте) Life («LIFE, believe, is not a dream»)
  • Abraham Cowley (Абрахам Каули) Life («Life’s a name»)
  • Anna Barbauld (Анна-Летиция Барбо) Life («Life! I Know Not What Thou Art»)
  • Bryan Procter (Брайан Проктер) Life («WE are born; we laugh; we weep»)
  • Francis Bacon (Фрэнсис Бэкон) Life («THE world’s a bubble, and the life of man»)
  • Paul Dunbar (Пол Данбар) Life («A crust of bread and a corner to sleep in»)
  • James Johnson (Джеймс Джонсон) Life («Out of the infinite sea of eternity»)
  • Henry Van Dyke (Генри Ван Дайк) Life («LET me but live my life from year to year»)
  • Jones Very (Джонс Вери) Life («IT is not life upon Thy gifts to live»)
  • Edith Wharton (Эдит Уортон) Life («LIFE, like a marble block, is given to all»)
  • Mary Robinson (Мэри Робинсон) Life («”What is this world?­thy school, O misery!»)




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