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Peace - Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon

Lovely word flying like a bird across the narrow seas,
When winter is over and songs are in the skies,
Peace, with the colour of the dawn upon the name of her,
A music to the ears, a wonder to the eyes;
Peace, bringing husband back to wife and son to mother soon,
And lover to his love, and friend to friend,
Peace, so long awaited and hardly yet believed in,
The answer of faith, enduring to the end;
Tears are in our joy, because the heavy night is gone from us
And morning brings the prisoner's release.
How shall we sing her beauty and her blessedness,
Saying at last to one another, Peace?

Guns that boomed from shore to shore
And smote the heart with distant dread
Speak no more.
The terror that bestrode the air,
That under ocean kept his lair,
Now is fled.

I see, as on a misty morn
When a great ship towering glides
To anchor, out of battle borne,
And looms above her dinted sides,--
Burning through the mist at last
The sun flames on her splintered mast
And the torn flag that from it floats,
And cheering from a thousand throats
Bursts from her splendour and her scars,--
So I see our England come,
Come at last from all her wars
Proudly home.

Now let us praise the dead that are with us to--day
Who fought and fell before the morning shone,
Happy and brave, an innumerable company;
This day is theirs, the day their deeds have won
Glory to them, and from our hearts a thanksgiving
In humbleness and awe and joy and pride.
We will not say that their place shall know no more of them,
We will not say that they have passed and died:
They are the living, they that bought this hour for us
And spilt their blood to make the world afresh.
One with us, one with our children and their heritage,
They live and move, a spirit in the flesh.

With innocence of flowers and grass and dew
Earth covers up her shame, her wounds, her rue.
She pardons and remits; she gives her grace,
Where men had none, and left so foul a trace.
Peace of the earth, peace of the sky, begins
To sweeten and to cleanse our strifes and sins,
The furious thunderings die away and cease.
But what is won, unless the soul win peace?

Not with folding of the hands,
Not with evening fallen wide
Over waste and weary lands,
Peace is come; but as a bride.
It is the trumpets of the dawn that ring;
It is the sunrise that is challenging.

Lovely word, flying like a light across the happy Land,
When the buds break and all the earth is changed,
Bringing back the sailor from his watch upon the perilled seas,
Rejoining shores long severed and estranged,
Peace, like the Spring, that makes the torrent dance afresh
And bursts the bough with sap of beauty pent,
Flower from our hearts into passionate recovery
Of all the mind lost in that banishment.
Come to us mighty as a young and glad deliverer
From wrong's old canker and out--dated lease,
Then will we sing thee in thy triumph and thy majesty,
Then from our throes shall be prepared our peace.

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Poems About Peace

  1. 201. Peace , Robert Laurence Binyon
  2. 202. Heal The Waters… , Ray Lucero
  3. 203. The Peace Activists Grave , Francis Duggan
  4. 204. In 2007 There's A New Beginning , Francis Duggan
  5. 205. 'Reflections Of Christmas Past' , Linda Winchell
  6. 206. Farishta Foundation International , Afzal Shauq
  7. 207. Perhaps You'Ll Find More Luck With The O.. , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. 208. Coexist , Bob Gotti
  9. 209. A Lasting Peace , Bob Gotti
  10. 210. Lord In Heaven , Justin Reamer
  11. 211. People Kicking Peace , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  12. 212. Peace Is Not The Ultimate Aim Of The Com.. , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  13. 213. Sonnet: The World Needs Lasting Peace , Dr John Celes
  14. 214. Tanvi Damle Wrote An Essay On My Work..... , Afzal Shauq
  15. 215. Arrogance And False Pride In The Hudibra.. , Sidi J. Mahtrow
  16. 216. Flouting Un Security Council Resolutions? , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  17. 217. In God’s Arms , Bob Gotti
  18. 218. Peace Comes , gajanan mishra
  19. 219. Peace, Love And Empathy , AaI Harvey
  20. 220. Peace In You , Michael P. McParland
  21. 221. To My Friend Of Honour , Taher Shemaly
  22. 222. They Are The Bamiyan Buddhas, You Fire N.. , Bijay Kant Dubey
  23. 223. Put It On The Shelf , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  24. 224. Dedication Peace Wisher Poet Afzal Shauq.. , Afzal Shauq
  25. 225. A 2015 Without Any Headaches , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  26. 226. Complete Peace , Rohit Sapra
  27. 227. No Peace With Weapon And Gun , Sossi Khachadourian
  28. 228. Resist The Devil , Edward Kofi Louis
  29. 229. Peace In Paradise , Kim Robin Edwards
  30. 230. Peace , Juan Olivarez
  31. 231. The Pursuit Of Peace , Aldo Kraas
  32. 232. Valley Of Peace , Bob Gotti
  33. 233. Real Peace , Bob Gotti
  34. 234. Mo Mowlam , Francis Duggan
  35. 235. Peace In The World. , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  36. 236. Games , Edward Kofi Louis
  37. 237. I Am Feeling More Hot , RIC S. BASTASA
  38. 238. Porphyrion , Robert Laurence Binyon
  39. 239. Lord Of Creation , Justin Reamer
  40. 240. Peace And Enemies , Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
  41. 241. I Saw Them (The Bamiyan Buddhas) , Bijay Kant Dubey
  42. 242. Eternal Peace , Michael P. McParland
  43. 243. Cry Of The Heart , Rohit Sapra
  44. 244. Ugly Wars , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  45. 245. Words And Their Meanings , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  46. 246. What Peace Accepts? , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  47. 247. Every Illusion Is Catered , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  48. 248. My Own Life's Quotes To Live By - October , Seema Chowdhury
  49. 249. A Fair Chance , hasmukh amathalal
  50. 250. Your Muse.. , veeraiyah subbulakshmi
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