Louise Bogan

(August 11, 1897 – February 4, 1970 / Maine)

The Crossed Apple - Poem by Louise Bogan

I’ve come to give you fruit from out my orchard,
Of wide report.
I have trees there that bear me many apples.
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Comments about The Crossed Apple by Louise Bogan

  • Gold Star - 4,863 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (2/20/2015 12:41:00 AM)

    The earth we came to, and the time we flee,
    The fire and the breast.
    I claim the white part, maiden, that’s for me.
    You take the rest.

    Fantastic metaphore, pain pleasure and humiliation, illustrated so skilfully, reader should have to think actually what rest he could enjoy! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 16,073 Points * Sunprincess * (2/20/2014 3:30:00 PM)

    ...........I love apple orchards....thanks for this write....and congratulations on poem of the day.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 184 Points Karen Sinclair (2/20/2014 9:40:00 AM)

    This had me sighing neathe the double entendre tree. So delicately written with a passionate love of the forbidden fruit of old. So many secrets are shared there. Love it love it love it! The 7th stanza is my favourite as it to me suggests the same ideal as wine where you can taste where it comes from. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 300 Points Manonton Dalan (2/20/2013 4:16:00 AM)

    somewhat seductive maybe just my imagination (Report) Reply








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