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Poem by Mathilde Blind


Hope


All treasures of the earth and opulent seas,
Metals and odorous woods and cunning gold,
Fowls of the air and furry beasts untold,
Vineyards and harvest fields and fruitful trees
Nature gave unto Man; and last her keys
Vouched passage to her secret ways of old
Whence knowledge should be wrung, nay power to mould
Out of the rough, his occult destinies.

But tired of these he craved a wider scope:
Then fair as Pallas from the brain of Jove
From his deep wish there sprang, full-armed, to cope
With all life's ills, even very death in love,
The only thing man never wearies of
His own creationvisionary Hope.



Mathilde Blind


Mathilde Blind's other poems:
  1. Mourning Women
  2. The Hunter's Moon
  3. The Desert
  4. Perfect Union
  5. On a Forsaken Lark's Nest


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Joseph Addison Hope ("Our lives, discoloured with our present woes")
  • Oliver Goldsmith Hope ("To the last moment of his breath")
  • Emily Brontë Hope ("Hope was but a timid friend")
  • George Herbert Hope ("I gave to Hope a watch of mine: but he")
  • Charlotte Smith Hope ("Parody on Lord Strangford's")
  • Edith Nesbit Hope ("O THRUSH, is it true?")
  • Joseph Drake Hope ("See through yon cloud that rolls in wrath")

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