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Poem by John Vance Cheney


Not in the time of pleasure
Hope doth set her bow;
But in the sky of sorrow,
Over the vale of woe.

Through gloom and shadow look we
On beyond the years!
The soul would have no rainbow
Had the eyes no tears.

John Vance Cheney

John Vance Cheney's other poems:
  1. At a Grave
  2. Coyote
  3. Somewhere
  4. Lincoln
  5. One

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Elizabeth Barrett-Browning Tears ("THANK God, bless God, all ye who suffer not")
  • Edward Thomas Tears ("IT seems I have no tears left. They should have fallen")
  • Lizette Reese Tears ("WHEN I consider Life and its few years")

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