Edmund Spenser

(1552 - 13 January 1599 / London / England)

My Love Is Like To Ice - Poem by Edmund Spenser

My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
Is not dissolved through my so hot desire,
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Comments about My Love Is Like To Ice by Edmund Spenser

  • Gold Star - 7,164 Points Herbert Guitang (7/12/2015 3:36:00 AM)

    My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
    How comes it then that this her cold so great
    Is not dissolved through my so hot desire,
    The best (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 8,901 Points Allotey Abossey (5/23/2015 9:55:00 PM)

    good one there my friend (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,901 Points Allotey Abossey (5/23/2015 9:54:00 PM)

    good one there my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,008 Points Madathil Rajendran Nair (4/7/2015 1:07:00 AM)

    Very truly said:

    Such is the power of love in gentle mind,
    That it can alter all the course of kind. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,987 Points Edgar Stevens (12/10/2014 3:18:00 AM)

    this is one nice poem... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,496 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/30/2014 9:04:00 PM)

    Conflicting ideas, views, concepts, attitudes and what else may collide, yet, love will survive amidst all that! An excellent theme and a wonderful write. I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,599 Points Kay Staley (9/30/2014 9:49:00 AM)

    The last two lines are so very nice. Sometimes I wish that we still talked like that so I could learn to better understand the exact connotations on all the words he uses. There is no question as to why this poem is still around. I feel like there is more to it than what it says...I wonder what Edmund Spenser was thinking about when he wrote it? (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 31,725 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/30/2014 4:00:00 AM)

    such is the power of love in gentle mind. That it can alter all the course of kind. A great poem. More than four hundred years before the poem created and in such beauty and word power. The experience of reading such poems really feeling happiness. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,441 Points Douglas Scotney (9/30/2013 8:28:00 PM)

    miraculous artifice of wit, Ed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 866 Points Liliana ~el (9/30/2013 6:03:00 PM)

    A very odd relationship indeed.. the phenomenas, mystery, unexpected...The power of lovely relationships! ! :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joumana Bghz (9/30/2013 3:50:00 PM)

    i love it! ! it is so sensitive! really! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 184 Points Karen Sinclair (9/30/2013 2:47:00 AM)

    Hahaha! Something's never change with time. The cool aloof lady warmed the cockles of his heart and this made him want her even more. I liked how this is relevant so much today as much as it did at the time. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deepak Malhotra (9/30/2013 2:43:00 AM)

    this love is not easy, just absorb in your mind
    it's a sea full of fire
    Love is drowning into boiling water (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deepak Malhotra (9/30/2013 2:37:00 AM)

    this love is not easy, just absorb in your mind
    it's a sea full of fire
    Love is drowning into boiling water (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Augusta Pearce (9/30/2012 12:03:00 PM)

    A lovely poem that speaks the truth (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 133 Points Allemagne Roßmann (9/30/2012 7:54:00 AM)

    A greate write and honoured to read this (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ashley Felix (9/30/2011 9:09:00 PM)

    Beautiful Poem. I look up to poets like him. His poems still live, and I hope to be as great and known as him. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 116 Points Robert Graber (9/30/2011 2:05:00 PM)

    This is an exemplar of an artificial 'problem' created and then 'solved' to demonstrate the poet's wit-a basic feature of many Elizabethan courtly-love sonnets.

    Robert Bates Graber
    Author, PLUTONIC SONNETS (Report) Reply

  • Rookie R Stansfield (7/24/2011 3:17:00 PM)

    Spenser is the flame which is loving her. She is too cold but this doesn't stop him shining, only the love does not push her away, she simply doesn't care. As his love becomes stronger, it is making her colder, love is a flame which is different to any other emotion, because it cannot melt anything.
    LOVLEY POEM, this is just my opinion, im not trying to be clever (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,941 Points Ramesh T A (9/30/2010 3:06:00 AM)

    In Nature fire can melt ice and melted ice, water can subside fire! But in love force cannot melt ice of love! Wonderful message! (Report) Reply










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