Treasure Island

Margaret Atwood

(18 November 1939 / Ottawa, Ontario)

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Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing


The world is full of women
who'd tell me I should be ashamed of myself
if they had the chance. Quit dancing.
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  • Shankar Natarajan (12/17/2013 10:34:00 AM)

    http: //www.varicoseveinsgone.com/myths.html
    They'd like to see through me,
    but nothing is more opaque
    than absolute transparency.

    FFROM THIS LINES IF WE ARE TO RELATE THIS IN THE GOVERNMENT, IF THEY'RE JUST TRANSPARENT ENOUGH OF WHAT THEY DO EVERYTHING WILL GO SMOOTHLY. (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (10/5/2012 7:19:00 AM)

    I do give value.
    Like preachers, I sell vision,
    like perfume ads, desire
    or its facsimile. Like jokes
    or war, ...

    Profound with nice wit. Good poem and pure for PH lab.................... Pranab k c (Report) Reply

  • just emerged from a chrysalis (6/26/2006 7:53:00 PM)

    A rich tapestry of words knitted tightly together - this poem begs to be read over and over again to squeeze out the maximum meaning. Loved it.
    PPPPPPPP (Report) Reply

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