Anaïs Nin

(21 February 1903 – 14 January 1977 / Neuilly)

Risk - Poem by Anaïs Nin

And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
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Comments about Risk by Anaïs Nin

  • Gold Star - 68,780 Points Fabrizio Frosini (11/10/2015 4:30:00 PM)

    '' And then the day came,
    when the risk
    to remain tight
    in a bud
    was more painful
    than the risk
    it took
    to Blossom. ''


    '' E il giorno arrivò,
    quando il rischio
    di rimanere chiusa
    nel bocciolo
    si fece più doloroso
    del rischio
    nello sbocciare. '' (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,066 Points Dutendra Chamling (11/1/2015 12:10:00 AM)

    This wonderful poem reminds me Nepali poet Sudeep Koirala (Su Ko Cyber) 's very short poem Buddha and Bomb, where the poet writes:
    Before burst, even BOMB remains silent like BUDDHA. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 674 Points Aileen Figueroa (8/15/2015 12:36:00 PM)

    With very little words, so much is being said (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,621 Points * Sunprincess * (6/5/2014 8:04:00 AM)

    ..............enjoyed this beautiful and lovely rosebud poem on a summer's day.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (5/18/2014 8:04:00 PM)

    So perfectly simple but yet speaks volumes! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gnossienne (3/22/2014 10:48:00 PM)

    I read this ages ago and never forgot it. Perfect. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 152 Points Pankajam K (3/22/2012 10:14:00 PM)

    Too much said with too little words. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 18 Points Besa Dede (3/22/2012 8:11:00 PM)

    A fantastic poem. I enjoyed reading it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jon Holloway (3/22/2012 5:11:00 PM)

    Fantastic! The bud blooms and the pent up tension is released. I like the shape that the lines form, I would have made the mistake of leaving a gap after bud which would not have worked so well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tim Stensloff (3/22/2012 12:30:00 PM)

    Absolute genius with its restraint and simplicity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tony Best (10/18/2007 8:41:00 PM)

    A perfect precise poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 313 Points Adryan Rotica (12/29/2004 4:11:00 AM)

    A pure perfect potion. I give this a ten. (Report) Reply

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