Sunday, 3 August 2014

Poem for the day

My poem for today is by Alexander Pope. It is quite short but there is a lot to think about in it.

Love, hope and joy, fair pleasure's smiling train,
Hate, fear and grief, the family of pain,
These mixed with art, and to due bounds confined,
Make and maintain the balance of the mind:
The lights and shades, whose well-accorded strife
Gives all the strength and colour of our life.

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