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Poem by Francis Thompson


Heaven And Hell


'Tis said there were no thought of hell,
Save hell were taught; that there should be
A Heaven for all's self-credible.
Not so the thing appears to me.
'Tis Heaven that lies beyond our sights,
And hell too possible that proves;
For all can feel the God that smites,
But ah, how few the God that loves! 



                      Francis Thompson


Francis Thompson's other poems:
  1. After Her Going
  2. A Girl's Sin - In Her Eyes
  3. A Carrier Song
  4. To A Poet Breaking Silence
  5. Gilded Gold


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