Poetry about Forgiveness | John Greenleaf Whittier

Poetry about Forgiveness

My heart was heavy, for its trust had been
Abused, its kindness answered with foul wrong;
So, turning gloomily from my fellow-men,
One summer Sabbath day I strolled among
The green mounds of the village burial-place;
Where, pondering how all human love and hate
Find one sad level; and how, soon or late,
Wronged and wrongdoer, each with meekened face,
And cold hands folded over a still heart,
Pass the green threshold of our common grave,
Whither all footsteps tend, whence none depart,
Awed for myself, and pitying my race,
Our common sorrow, like a mighty wave,
Swept all my pride away, and trembling I forgave!

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Who wrote the poem “Forgiveness”?

“Forgiveness” poem was written by John Greenleaf Whittier.

What is the theme of the poem “Forgiveness”?

The theme of John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem “Forgiveness” revolves around the transformative and redemptive power of forgiveness. The poem explores how forgiving others can bring peace and healing, both to the forgiver and the forgiven.