Tea and Poetry Tuesday

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With all the craziness in the world right now with the coronavirus, I thought this picture might be helpful, as it is sometimes hard to be positive in a world filled with doom and gloom, so take a moment to have a cup of tea and enjoy the poem below. I hope both will help you feel better — more positive.

Song of Hope

by Thomas Hardy

O sweet To-morrow! –
After to-day
There will away
This sense of sorrow.
Then let us borrow
Hope, for a gleaming
Soon will be streaming,
Dimmed by no gray –
No gray!

While the winds wing us
Sighs from The Gone,
Nearer to dawn
Minute-beats bring us;
When there will sing us
Larks of a glory
Waiting our story
Further anon –
Anon!

Doff the black token,
Don the red shoon,
Right and retune
Viol-strings broken;
Null the words spoken
In speeches of rueing,
The night cloud is hueing,
To-morrow shines soon –
Shines soon!