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A Frosty Night

Rating: 3.0

Mother: Alice, dear, what ails you,
Dazed and white and shaken?
Has the chill night numbed you?
Is it fright you have taken?

Alice: Mother I am very well,
I felt never better;
Mother, do not hold me so,
Let me write my letter.

Mother: Sweet, my dear, what ails you?
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rajesh badre 09 March 2018

my college my favourite poem

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Seema Sharma Rimi 10 September 2017

our eyes were frosted starlight, Your heart, fire, and snow. Who was it said 'I love you? ' A nice poem. on mother. 10++

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Rajnish Manga 10 September 2017

Wonderful dialogue between mother and the daughter with suspicion and love in their respective hearts.

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 10 September 2017

Seemed to dance on air, You looked a ghost or angel In the starlight there. Wow great. Thanks poet for the sharing. 10

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Anita Aparajita Das 10 September 2017

Your eyes were frosted starlight, Your heart, fire, and snow. Who was it said 'I love you? ' Please continue this a bit longer, won't you dear poet? 10+ for it.

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Savita Tyagi 10 September 2017

A marvelous story could be contrived taking on this conversation. My thoughts run to a rebellious daughter in love with conflicting emotions in her head thinking to take bold steps but caught on by her mother.

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Gajanan Mishra 10 September 2017

your heart fire and snow.. I love you

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Kumarmani Mahakul 10 September 2017

Haunting expression. Beautiful poem.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 10 September 2017

Such a simple expression of love??????

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Lantz Pierre 10 September 2017

To comment that this is simple totally misses the whole flow of the dialogue and shifting imagery as it evolves from beginning to end. The shifts have an elegance and subtly that wonderfully illuminate the caring relationship and gentle maternal insight into her child's behavior and responses. But at least you didn't just say it was interesting.

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Anil Kumar Panda 10 September 2017

Very nice poem. Enjoyed the conversation. Thanks for posting.

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