Margaret Atwood

(18 November 1939 / Ottawa, Ontario)

Margaret Atwood Poems

1. The Circle Game 9/8/2015
2. Death of a Young Son by Drowning 6/23/2015
3. February 1/7/2015
4. They Eat Out 10/21/2006
5. The Rest 1/13/2003
6. Backdropp Addresses Cowboy 1/2/2004
7. The Shadow Voice 1/2/2004
8. Provisions 1/3/2003
9. In The Secular Night 1/3/2003
10. The Landlady 1/3/2003
11. Sekhmet, The Lion-Headed Goddess Of War 1/3/2003
12. More And More 1/3/2003
13. Postcards 1/3/2003
14. Bored 1/3/2003
15. Night Poem 1/3/2003
16. Flying Inside Your Own Body 1/3/2003
17. A Visit 1/3/2003
18. Spelling 1/3/2003
19. The City Planners 1/3/2003
20. Variations On The Word Love 1/3/2003
21. Morning In The Burned House 1/20/2003
22. Habitation 1/3/2003
23. Is/Not 1/3/2003
24. Variation On The Word Sleep 1/13/2003
25. Siren Song 1/3/2003
26. This Is A Photograph Of Me 1/3/2003
27. You Fit Into Me 1/3/2003
28. Helen Of Troy Does Countertop Dancing 1/20/2003
29. The Moment 1/3/2003
30. A Sad Child 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Margaret Atwood

A Sad Child

You're sad because you're sad.
It's psychic. It's the age. It's chemical.
Go see a shrink or take a pill,
or hug your sadness like an eyeless doll
you need to sleep.

Well, all children are sad
but some get over it.
Count your blessings. Better than that,
buy a hat. Buy a coat or pet.
Take up dancing to forget.

Forget what?
Your sadness, your shadow,
whatever it was that was done to you
the day of the lawn party
when you came inside flushed with the sun,
your mouth sulky with sugar,
in your new dress with the ribbon
and the ice-cream ...

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What should we have taken
with us? We never could decide
on that; or what to wear,
or at what time of
year we should make the journey

So here we are in thin
raincoats and rubber boots

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