Margaret Atwood

(18 November 1939 / Ottawa, Ontario)

Margaret Atwood Poems

1. Death of a Young Son by Drowning 6/23/2015
2. The Circle Game 9/8/2015
3. February 1/7/2015
4. They Eat Out 10/21/2006
5. Provisions 1/3/2003
6. Backdropp Addresses Cowboy 1/2/2004
7. The Rest 1/13/2003
8. The Shadow Voice 1/2/2004
9. The Landlady 1/3/2003
10. Sekhmet, The Lion-Headed Goddess Of War 1/3/2003
11. More And More 1/3/2003
12. In The Secular Night 1/3/2003
13. Night Poem 1/3/2003
14. Flying Inside Your Own Body 1/3/2003
15. Postcards 1/3/2003
16. A Visit 1/3/2003
17. Spelling 1/3/2003
18. The City Planners 1/3/2003
19. Habitation 1/3/2003
20. Morning In The Burned House 1/20/2003
21. Variations On The Word Love 1/3/2003
22. Variation On The Word Sleep 1/13/2003
23. This Is A Photograph Of Me 1/3/2003
24. Siren Song 1/3/2003
25. Bored 1/3/2003
26. Is/Not 1/3/2003
27. Helen Of Troy Does Countertop Dancing 1/20/2003
28. You Fit Into Me 1/3/2003
29. The Moment 1/3/2003
30. A Sad Child 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Margaret Atwood

A Sad Child

You're sad because you're sad.
It's psychic. It's the age. It's chemical.
Go see a shrink or take a pill,
or hug your sadness like an eyeless doll
you need to sleep.

Well, all children are sad
but some get over it.
Count your blessings. Better than that,
buy a hat. Buy a coat or pet.
Take up dancing to forget.

Forget what?
Your sadness, your shadow,
whatever it was that was done to you
the day of the lawn party
when you came inside flushed with the sun,
your mouth sulky with sugar,
in your new dress with the ribbon
and the ice-cream ...

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In The Secular Night

In the secular night you wander around
alone in your house. It's two-thirty.
Everyone has deserted you,
or this is your story;
you remember it from being sixteen,
when the others were out somewhere, having a good time,
or so you suspected,
and you had to baby-sit.
You took a large scoop of vanilla ice-cream

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