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A Poison Tree

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I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I watered it in fears,
Night and morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine.
And he knew that it was mine,

And into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.
Wednesday, May 9, 2001
Topic(s) of this poem: tree
COMMENTS
Rose Marie Juan-austin 26 December 2020
A poem of great depth Imbued with wisdom.Brilliantly crafted.
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Dr Antony Theodore 12 December 2020
I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow. Simply facts which lead the reader to the psychological depths. tony
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From the top make it drop 01 December 2020
This makes me cry slurp slurp
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Alien_playboy 27 November 2020
my favorite poem
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Mahtab Bangalee 22 November 2020
In the morning glad I see My foe outstretched beneath the tree. /// no need to nourish the anger and hate in the garden of life; sometimes own anger and hate buy the dooms day of life!
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Khairul Ahsan 22 November 2020
Wrath is poison. Nurturing it yields poisonous fruits that kill humans. A wonderful theme so poetically narrated! Congratulations to the poet, posthumously, on the poem's selection as the 'Classic Poem of the Day'!
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Kumarmani Mahakul 22 November 2020
Night and morning with my tears; And I sunned it with smiles, ...Love makes great to life's essence. Life blooms and beautifies ever. Anger never lasts for long. An amazing poem is well penned.
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Rock JaZZ 22 November 2020
You chose the poem anger is bad chose love and talk anger leads to destruction
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Varsha M 22 November 2020
This was an eye opener when I read it for the first time a year back. That was really good day for me. I wished to pictorize something like that one day.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 22 November 2020
Well deserved classic poem depicting various shades of human emotion, the anger and it's different outcomes.
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