John Henry Newman

(21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890 / London, England)

Dreams


OH! miserable power
To dreams allow'd, to raise the guilty past,
And back awhile the illumined spirit to cast
On its youth's twilight hour;
In mockery guiling it to act again
The revel or the scoff in Satan's frantic train!

Nay, hush thee, angry heart!
An Angel's grief ill fits a penitent;
Welcome the thorn—it is divinely sent,
And with its wholesome smart
Shall pierce thee in thy virtue's palmy home,
And warn thee what thou art, and whence thy
wealth has come.

Submitted: Thursday, May 24, 2012

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Dreams by John Henry Newman )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. I Dream A World, Langston Hughes
  3. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  6. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes
  7. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  8. April Rain Song, Langston Hughes
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. يا قمرنا يا مليح, Abdullah alHemaidy
  2. God is faithful & True, yvonne stine
  3. My name, Nassy Fesharaki
  4. Author of space and time, yvonne stine
  5. I Couldn't Hold On Your Hands!, Geetha Jayakumar
  6. An Apple Of Love!, Geetha Jayakumar
  7. My Astrological Calculations Just For Fun!, Geetha Jayakumar
  8. Forever Love, Luo Zhihai
  9. Love Note 17, Michael P. McParland
  10. Osho, Bijay Kant Dubey
[Hata Bildir]