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Affection

The earth that made the rose,
She also is thy mother, and not I.
The flame wherewith thy maiden spirit glows
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  • * Sunprincess * (3/29/2014 10:08:00 PM)

    .........a beautiful write...enjoyed...

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  • Ramesh Rai (3/29/2014 9:36:00 PM)

    But if you chide me,
    I am a weak, defenceless child

  • Sixtus Osim (3/29/2014 3:27:00 PM)

    Whao! Was she beautiful or not? Such strong comparisons between her and the beauty of earth.
    Just as she is so impressed by the beauty of the earth so it is that most people had wonder. Quite a scenic piece of poesy.

  • Savita Tyagi (3/29/2014 1:37:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem. I think I went to somewhat similar emotions writing a poem called ' My family'. Written little differently.

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (3/29/2014 12:57:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem with love, affection like good feeling. The world is so beautiful and it is the perfect creator of good flowers, greenish enviornment, trees and bushes, the rivers, oceans, mighty mountains and also the human being. The poem is very enjoyable for reading and repeating.

  • Hans Vr (3/29/2013 7:21:00 AM)

    Great affection and humility

  • Anthony Foster (3/29/2012 1:29:00 PM)

    Loves balance she has said it all,
    and back again a circle of eternity,
    About the strengths and weakness of overwhelming love for someone.

  • Carlos Echeverria (3/29/2012 10:56:00 AM)

    Fabulous rhythm...such a pleasure to read with power-packed, honest feeling.

  • Christopher Cruz (3/29/2012 7:42:00 AM)

    great poem i was touched when reading it

  • Kevin Straw (3/29/2010 8:07:00 AM)

    The psychological insight that affection can turn to “a hand of iron” - that love can become tyrannous is true. I could do without the metaphysics of the first verse, and have the second verse start “Affection, bid me defend thee! ” Sometimes, a poem has a kind of 'sighting' at the beginning before it truly begins.

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