Parody on Lord Strangford's 'Just like Love.'
JUST like Hope is yonder bow,
That from the center bends so low,
Where bright prismatic colours shew
How gems of heavenly radiance glow,
Just like Hope !
Yet if, to the illusion new,
The pilgrim should the arch pursue,
Farther and farther from his view,
It flies; then melts in chilling dew,
Just like Hope !

Ye fade, ethereal hues ! for ever,
While, cold Reason, thy endeavour
Sooths not that sad heart, which never
Glows with Hope.

Poem topics: , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add Hope poem to your favorites

Add Poet Charlotte Smith to your favorites

Popular Poets

Francis Carlin (3 poems)
Joseph Campbell (3 poems)
Eleanor Agnes Lee (5 poems)
Laura (Riding) Jackson (7 poems)
Afanasy Afanasyevich Fet (4 poems)
Susan L. Mitchell (1 poems)
Anne Brontë (1 poems)
Eleanor Rogers Cox (3 poems)
Hattie Howard (87 poems)
Omar Jamirah (0 poems)

Popular Poems

The Gospel Women 03: The Mother Of Zebedee’s Children, by George MacDonald
To Sleep, by Clive Staples Lewis
The Song Of The Children, by G. K. Chesterton
How Full Of God, by Charles Harpur
Atoll, by Robert Service
A Ballad of the Last King of Thule, by Sydney Wheeler Jephcott
Hector, by David McKee Wright
The Heir Of Lynne, by Andrew Lang
Presage Of Victory, by John Freeman
The Friendly Greeting, by Edgar Albert Guest