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Hope - Poem by Randall Jarrell

The spirit killeth, but the letter giveth life.
The week is dealt out like a hand
That children pick up card by card.
One keeps getting the same hand.
One keeps getting the same card.
But twice a day -- except on Saturday --
The wheel stops, there is a crack in Time:
With a hiss of soles, a rattle of tin,
My own gray Daemon pauses on the stair,
My own bald Fortune lifts me by the hair.
Woe's me! woe's me! In Folly's mailbox
Still laughs the postcard, Hope:
Your uncle in Australia
Has died and you are Pope,
For many a soul has entertained
A Mailman unawares --
And as you cry, Impossible,
A step is on the stairs.
One keeps getting the same dream
Delayed, marked "Payment Due,"
The bill that one has paid
Delayed, marked "Payment Due" --
Twice a day, in rotting mailbox,
The white grubs are new:
And Faith, once more, is mine
Faithfully, but Charity
Writes hopefully about a new
Asylum -- but Hope is as good as new.
Woe's me! woe's me! In Folly's mailbox
Still laughs the postcard, Hope:
Your uncle in Australia
Has died and you are Pope,
For many a soul has entertained
A mailman unawares --
And as you cry, Impossible,
A step is on the stairs.


Comments about Hope by Randall Jarrell

  • Gold Star - 9,222 Points Adeline Foster (12/10/2015 3:12:00 PM)

    Enigmatic is the word to describe this poem. Makes one wonder. Read mine - Shell Shock - if you are into the enigmatic.
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  • Gold Star - 71,429 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (3/11/2015 11:38:00 PM)

    An interesting poem but not fully understandable.Likes. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 71,429 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (3/11/2015 11:38:00 PM)

    An interesting poem but not fully understandable.Likes. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Hope

  1. 1. Hope Is The Thing With Feathers , Emily Dickinson
  2. 2. To Hope , John Keats
  3. 3. The Hope Of My Heart , John McCrae
  4. 4. Hope , Emily Jane Brontë
  5. 5. Hope Is A Tattered Flag , Carl Sandburg
  6. 6. Hope , Randall Jarrell
  7. 7. Work Without Hope , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  8. 8. Hope Holds To Christ , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  9. 9. Evelyn Hope , Robert Browning
  10. 10. The Instinct Of Hope , John Clare
  11. 11. Oh, They Have Robbed Me Of The Hope , Anne Brontë
  12. 12. Dare I Hope? , Sophia White
  13. 13. Hope Your Happy , Jessica Anonymous
  14. 14. Now Let No Charitable Hope , Elinor Morton Wylie
  15. 15. Hope , Friedrich Schiller
  16. 16. Bird Of Hope , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  17. 17. Love Without Hope , Robert Graves
  18. 18. Song Of Hope , Thomas Hardy
  19. 19. Since Thou Hast Given Me This Good Hope,.. , Robert Louis Stevenson
  20. 20. Sonnets 12: Cherish You Then The Hope I .. , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  21. 21. Hope Is Not Lost , Jessica Millsaps
  22. 22. The Pleasures Of Hope (Excerpt) , Thomas Campbell
  23. 23. Hope Dieth: Hope Liveth , William Morris
  24. 24. The Hope Of The Resurrection , Vachel Lindsay
  25. 25. When Hope But Made Tranquillity Be Felt .. , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  26. 26. Sonnet Xvi: Delusive Hope , Mary Darby Robinson
  27. 27. Hope , Anne Kingsmill Finch
  28. 28. Hope For The Future , Joseph T. Renaldi
  29. 29. Hope , ice johnson
  30. 30. Lively Hope And Gracious Fear , William Cowper
  31. 31. Sonnet Xxv: False Hope Prolongs , Samuel Daniel
  32. 32. Hope Deferred , Robert Fuller Murray
  33. 33. Sonnet To Hope , Helen Maria Williams
  34. 34. Lamentations Of Jeremiah Iii: Hope Of Re.. , Prophet Jeremiah
  35. 35. One Must Have Hope , Vega Destiny Star
  36. 36. Hope , suchul Jin
  37. 37. Hope (Just A Thought) , .Pd. is here
  38. 38. A Pastoral Ballad Ii: Hope , William Shenstone
  39. 39. Hope On , Charles Harpur
  40. 40. To Hope , LLM Mbatha
  41. 41. Had I Presumed To Hope , Emily Dickinson
  42. 42. Hope , Flora A. Parham
  43. 43. Enjoy Hope , Sandra Osborne
  44. 44. I Hope , Sara Magana
  45. 45. You Gave Me Words Of Hope , Sugawara Takesue no Musume
  46. 46. Hope , Mathilde Blind
  47. 47. Love, Faith And Hope , Bob Gotti
  48. 48. Hope , David Darbyshire
  49. 49. Hope Is Life , G. Siva Shankar
  50. 50. The Service Without Hope , Emily Dickinson
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