LOSS POEMS

Ch 04 On The Advantages Of Silence Story 02
A merchant, having suffered loss of a thousand dinars, enjoined his son not to reveal it to anyone. The boy said: â??It is thy order and I shall not tell it but thou must inform me of the utility of this proceeding and of the propriety of concealment.â?? He replied: â??For fear the misfortune would be double; namely, the loss of the money and, secondly, the joy of neighbours at our loss.â??

Reveal not thy grief to enemies
Because they will say â??La haulâ?? but rejoice.
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Saadi Shirazi
Light Loss
â??Our loss was light,â? the paper said,
â??Compared with damage to the Hunâ?:
She was a widow, and she read
One name upon the list of dead
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John Le Gay Brereton
Of so divine a Loss
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Of so divine a Loss
We enter but the Gain,
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Emily Dickinson
Dreams In The Dusk
Dreams in the dusk,
Only dreams closing the day
And with the day's close going back
To the gray things, the dark things,
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Carl Sandburg
The Loss Is Not So Great
It is better as it is: I have failed but I can sleep;
Though the pit I now am in is very dark and deep
I can walk to-morrow's streets and can meet to-morrow's men
Unashamed to face their gaze as I go to work again.
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Edgar Albert Guest
Sonnet XLII
That thou hast her, it is not all my grief,
And yet it may be said I loved her dearly;
That she hath thee, is of my wailing chief,
A loss in love that touches me more nearly.
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William Shakespeare
Loss And Gain
When I compare
What I have lost with what I have gained,
What I have missed with what attained,
Little room do I find for pride.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In The Harbour: Loss And Gain
When I compare
What I have lost with what I have gained,
What I have missed with what attained,
Little room do I find for pride.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Removed from Accident of Loss
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Removed from Accident of Loss
By Accident of Gain
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Emily Dickinson
Sonnet 042: That Thou Hast Her, It Is Not All My Grief
That thou hast her, it is not all my grief,
And yet it may be said I loved her dearly;
That she hath thee is of my wailing chief,
A loss in love that touches me more nearly.
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William Shakespeare
Sonnet 42: That Thou Hast Her, It Is Not All My Grief
That thou hast her, it is not all my grief,
And yet it may be said I loved her dearly;
That she hath thee is of my wailing chief,
A loss in love that touches me more nearly.
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William Shakespeare
A loss of something ever felt I
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A loss of something ever felt I-
The first that I could recollect
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Emily Dickinson
By Philemon
Oft we embrace our ills by discontent,
And give them bulk beyond what nature meant.
A parent, brother, friend deceased, to cry--
'He's dead indeed, but he was born to die'--
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William Cowper
And If I Did, What Then?
1 'And if I did, what then?
2 Are you aggriev'd therefore?
3 The sea hath fish for every man,
4 And what would you have more?'
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George Gascoigne
Hymn 109
The value of Christ, and his righteousness.

Phil. 3:7-9.

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Isaac Watts
Sonnet Iv
BE frank with me, and I accept my lot;
But deal not with me as a grieving child,
Who for the loss of that which he hath not
Is by a show of kindness thus beguiled.
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Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton
Sonnet Xc
Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now;
Now, while the world is bent my deeds to cross,
Join with the spite of fortune, make me bow,
And do not drop in for an after-loss:
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William Shakespeare
The Gardener XXXVIII: My Love, Once upon a Time
My love, once upon a time your poet
launched a great epic in his mind.
Alas, I was not careful, and it struck
your ringing anklets and came to
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Rabindranath Tagore
Licia Sonnets 32
Years, months, days, hours, in sighs I sadly spend;
I black the night wherein I sleepless toss;
I love my griefs yet wish them at an end;
Thus time's expense increaseth but my loss.
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Giles Fletcher The Elder
Sonnet 90: Then Hate Me When Thou Wilt; If Ever, Now
Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now;
Now, while the world is bent my deeds to cross,
join with the spite of fortune, make me bow,
And do not drop in for an after-loss.
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William Shakespeare

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