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Famous Labor Of Love Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Labor Of Love poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous labor of love poems. These examples illustrate what a famous labor of love poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth thy work of affection!
Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.
Therefore accomplish thy labor of love, till the heart is made godlike,
Purified, strengthened, perfected, and rendered more worthy of heaven!"
Cheered by the good man's words, Evangeline labored and waited.
Still in her heart she heard the funeral dirge of the ocean,
But with its sound there was mingled a voice that whispered, "Despair not?"
Thus did that poor soul wander in wa...Read More

by Sherrick, Fannie Isabelle
He is dead—and the strong, brave life that he gave
  Seemed offered to God in vain;
Yet he died, Christ-like, in a labor of love,
  'Mid sorrow and death and pain.
And why should we sorrow—the crown is his
  And the glory of life is won;
Though he died when his labor was just begun,
  Yet the work of his life is done.
The beautiful South is a land of death,
  Where the shadows darken the sun;
And the moans of the dying are heard in the night
  When the deeds of ...Read More

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