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A Poet's Wife

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You have taken our love and turned it into coins of silver.
You sell the love poems you wrote for me,
And with the price of them you buy many cups of wine.
I beg that you remain dumb,
That you write no more poems.
For the wine does us both an injury,
And the words of your heart
Have become the common speech of the Emperor's concubines.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: poems
COMMENTS
Khairul Ahsan 08 August 2018
'And the words of your heart Have become the common speech of the Emperor's concubines' - words of a master poet.
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Rajnish Manga 28 May 2018
This is a shocking commentary on an ideal romantic relationship gone awry. Thanks a lot.
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Edward Kofi Louis 28 May 2018
For the wine does us both an injury! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Mahtab Bangalee 28 May 2018
For the wine does us both an injury, And the words of your heart Have become the common speech of the Emperor's concubines. a tone of objection on the poetic diction! great
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Muzahidul Reza 28 May 2018
deep emotional on some wrong sides of female writers, also have some logics behind composing this humorous poem, .....at present women also seen offending men doing unnecessary things, spending abuse words, ...... well done by Amy Lowell
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Such a great write by Amy Lowell??????
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Susan Williams 28 May 2018
To the depths of her heart unhappiness over her husband's choices... I wonder if it was in any way biographical
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Perdita Young 28 May 2018
It looks so familiar to me... I wonder whether it was an adaption from the English translation of a classical Chinese poem.
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Kenneth Maswabi 14 April 2015
Wow! lovely poem full of truth.Thank you.
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