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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Highlight Poetry (8)

Posted by Charlene // Tags: ,
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Highlight Poetry is a meme created by Lace & Lavender Hints to celebrate a poem once a week.


No Coward Soul is Mine
by Emily Brontë

No coward soul is mine
No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere
I see Heaven's glories shine
And Faith shines equal arming me from Fear

O God within my breast
Almighty ever-present Deity
Life, that in me hast rest,
As I Undying Life, have power in Thee

Vain are the thousand creeds
That move men's hearts, unutterably vain,
Worthless as withered weeds
Or idlest froth amid the boundless main

To waken doubt in one
Holding so fast by thy infinity,
So surely anchored on
The steadfast rock of Immortality.

With wide-embracing love
Thy spirit animates eternal years
Pervades and broods above,
Changes, sustains, dissolves, creates and rears

Though earth and moon were gone
And suns and universes ceased to be
And Thou wert left alone
Every Existence would exist in thee

There is not room for Death
Nor atom that his might could render void
Since thou art Being and Breath
And what thou art may never be destroyed.

Thought-provoking poem once more! God is with us so we should have no fear.  It's difficult to not get into some sort of religious/philosophical conversation over this poem, because when I read it, that is exactly what is going on in my head. But I also feel like the interpretation of it can mean many things for different people because it is so deep.  It's such a beautifully crafted poem.




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