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    Rate a Poem: In Memoriam VIII

    Now that we’ve been given the green light to post a “rate a poem of our own”…

    In Memoriam VIII (1850)
    Alfred Lord Tennyson

    The wish, that of the living whole

    No life may fail beyond the grave,
    Derives it not from what we have
    The likest God within the soul?

    Are God and Nature then at strife,
    That Nature lends such evil dreams?
    So careful of the type she seems,
    So careless of the single life;

    That I, considering everywhere
    Her secret meaning in her deeds,
    And finding that of fifty seeds
    She often brings but one to bear,

    I falter where I firmly trod,
    And falling with my weight of cares
    Upon the great world's altar-stairs
    That slope thro' darkness up to God,

    I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope,
    And gather dust and chaff, and call
    To what I feel is Lord of all,
    And faintly trust the larger hope.
    Last edited by Ralyks; 01-04-2006 at 06:31 PM.

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