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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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  • Freshman - 1,353 Points Kay Staley (10/5/2014 1:21:00 PM)

    Crush out the mystery/wall me up alive/in my own body. How easy it is to identify with parts of this poem even if the rest is not so easily applied to our lives. I dont like how it seems so choppy and opposite of a smooth flowing poem, but I like some of the lines that have such great emotion in them. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Freshman - 2,177 Points 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

  • Rookie 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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