Alden Nowlan

Rookie (25 January 1933 - 27 June 1983 / Stanley, Nova Scotia)

The Masks of Love


I come in from a walk
With you
And they ask me
If it is raining.

I didn’t notice
But I’ll have to give them
The right answer
Or they’ll think I’m crazy.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 02, 2003
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  • Rookie - 679 Points Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (6/18/2014 6:27:00 PM)

    love poem written in a unique way. Liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,403 Points Kay Staley (6/18/2014 4:38:00 PM)

    Simple message that is quite easy to identify with. Not a strong meaning that leaves you wanting to change your life or make your situation better, just a quiet reality that is enjoyable to recognize. This poem would be stronger if it was longer and suggested other actions of a person in love. If it went on with more examples it would be more memorable and someone may wish to memorize it and truly ponder it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 203 Points Palas Kumar Ray (6/18/2014 12:47:00 PM)

    Wonderful description of a Man In Love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Orly Palmaria (11/20/2013 6:22:00 AM)

    it is not suggestive but it is thought provoking. in the end you'll find that slit of smile from in your face. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,192 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (6/18/2013 12:27:00 PM)

    Nicely written. It is true they’ll think I’m crazy. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 740 Points Kaila George (6/20/2012 12:02:00 AM)

    That was brillant...bravo...thanks for the share...and no your not crazy. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Hunter Hunters (6/18/2012 6:37:00 AM)

    You're not, luv ur poem. (Report) Reply

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