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Poem by Edgar Albert Guest

The Call

Joy stands on the hilltops,
Beckoning to me,
Urging me to journey
Up where I can see
Blue skies ever smiling,
Cool green fields below,
Hear the songs of children
Still untouched by woe.
Joy stands on the hilltops,
Urging me to stay,
Spite of toil and trouble,
To life's rugged way,
Holding out a promise
Of a life serene
When the steeps I've mastered
Lying now between.
Joy stands on the hilltops,
Smiling down at me,
Urging me to clamber
Up where I can see
Over toil and trouble
Far beyond despair,
And I answer smiling:
Some day I'll be there.

Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest's other poems:
  1. The March of Mortality
  2. The Truth about Envy
  3. Since Jessie Died
  4. A Fine Sight
  5. Unimportant Differences

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Rupert Brooke The Call ("Out of the nothingness of sleep")
  • George Herbert The Call ("Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life")
  • Henry Vaughan The Call ("COME, my heart ! come, my head")
  • George Meredith The Call ("And if not with a paler cheek")

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