poet Marieta Maglas

Marieta Maglas

Anthony And Cleopatra

If Anthony hadn't loved
Cleopatra
in that last second,
maybe he would have
survived
and he would have won
the war within him,
but he had loved her

more than ever

exactly in that second
that had driven him

toward awareness.

Therefore, he fell into death,
whereupon Cleopatra
should live.
She should have been
his widow to suffer
the consequences
and to understand

what real love means,

because her affair of the heart
was too pathetic
to have control over

the destiny of history.

Poem by Marieta Maglas

Topic(s) of this poem: history, love, suffering, war

Poem Submitted: Friday, July 17, 2009
Poem Edited: Friday, November 4, 2016

Form: Blank Verse


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Comments about Anthony And Cleopatra by Marieta Maglas

  • Daniel BrickDaniel Brick (7/27/2015 3:55:00 PM)

    Your poem surely has a Shakespearean gravitas. In Shakespeare's play Antony abandons politics, honor (well, a militarist's view of honor) , and power to pass Cleopatra'a repeated tests of love. At one point, he admits she has taken him to the very heart of loss, but there he finds the heart of love too. After a century + of destructive warfare I believe we are ready to give this vision of love our advocacy, and not the vision of war and desolation.

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (12/12/2009 11:04:00 AM)

    Jilts and spurns indeed a cuisine for poet …here poet caught the theme and cooked nicely…thanks….
    Ten+
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK

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  • nomad omnia (11/28/2009 7:53:00 AM)

    We never know - will this love be our last?

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  • Ivan Kodorkovski (11/20/2009 12:48:00 PM)

    this is too good! ! such eloquent words! ..10

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  • Sergio Bruno (11/20/2009 12:25:00 PM)

    A poem that provokes intense love to anyone reading it.10

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  • Agnes Parker (10/2/2009 7:42:00 AM)

    One of the William Shakespeare tragic work is revisited by your poetic heart in a very interesting view point............

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  • Mehta Hasmukh AmathalalMehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/26/2009 6:00:00 PM)

    in order to understand from her suffering
    what means real love.
    Because her love was insufficient
    to fight against the destiny of history.......love should beunderstood by either of party as it stands unique in the history.. this reminds me of love pirncee edward who allowed throne to pass away for love....very good writeand appealing.....10

    read nine...message... terrorial integrity

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  • Neha Aradhye (8/24/2009 5:48:00 AM)

    that was a nice poem....
    keep it up! ! !

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  • Catrina Heart (8/21/2009 6:49:00 AM)

    a very nice poem....interesting one indeed! ! ! 10

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  • Eyan Desir (8/4/2009 10:34:00 AM)

    well written...............10s

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  • Nashy Lamen (8/4/2009 8:56:00 AM)

    beautiful write.. history put in poetry... keep writing..

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  • Surya . (8/2/2009 6:16:00 AM)

    really wonderful poem.they were required to live the history and hence the paradox.beautiful write.
    voted10
    surya

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  • Duh Huh (7/27/2009 9:52:00 AM)

    Wow Mari you took history and brought it back to life. Interesting, original and thought provoking. Very well done and thank you for sharing your talent. :)

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  • Dr.subhendu KarDr.subhendu Kar (7/25/2009 3:00:00 PM)

    an ideal love that needs grace of love, myth of love redounds to history, quite ingenious write,10+++++, thanls for sharing

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  • Soumyendu Biswas (7/22/2009 7:06:00 AM)

    An original idea! But maybe, she had no choice..

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  • Vijay Sai RVijay Sai R (7/20/2009 11:42:00 AM)

    true depth of love revealed!

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  • Kranthi Pothineni (7/19/2009 6:31:00 AM)

    One of the William Shakespeare tragic work is revisited by your poetic heart in a very interesting view point. Nice title 'Seconds'.

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