Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | May 14, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Job

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834).

Job

Sly Beelzebub took all occasions
To try Job’s constancy and patience.
He took his honor, took his health;
He took his children, took his wealth,
His servants, horses, oxen, cows, —                                 5
But cunning Satan did not take his spouse.

But Heaven, that brings out good from evil,
And loves to disappoint the devil,
Had predetermined to restore
Twofold all he had before;                                              10
His servants, horses, oxen, cows —
Short-sighted devil, not to take his spouse!

Notes:
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/coleridg.htm
http://www.online-literature.com/coleridge/

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