Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, DUTY, by ELLEN STURGIS HOOPER



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First Line: I slept and dreamed that life was beauty
Last Line: A noonday light and truth to thee.
Variant Title(s): Beauty And Duty
Subject(s): Duty; Religion; Theology


I slept and dreamed that life was Beauty:
I woke and found that life was Duty:
Was then thy dream a shadowy lie?
Toil on, sad heart, courageously,
And thou shalt find thy dream to be
A noonday light and truth to thee.




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