Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, WANT OF SYMPATHY, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
WANT OF SYMPATHY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the things that fret away the heart
Last Line: How must she feel the chill!
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Sympathy; Empathy


THESE are the things that fret away the heart --
Cold, cureless trifles; but not felt the less
For mingling with the hourly acts of life.
It is a cruel lot for the fine mind,
Full of emotions generous and true,
To feel its light flung back upon itself;
All its warm impulses repelled and chilled,
Until it finds a refuge in disdain!
And woman, to whom sympathy is life,
The only atmosphere in which her soul
Developes all it has of good and true;
How must she feel the chill!





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net