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Ask Me

Rating: 3.7
Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
what I have done is my life. Others
have come in their slow way into
my thought, and some have tried to help
or to hurt: ask me what difference
their strongest love or hate has made.

I will listen to what you say.
You and I can turn and look
at the silent river and wait. We know
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Deepak S S 22 April 2021
Very rare quality to find...I will listen to what you say. You and I can turn and look
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Mahtab Bangalee 03 February 2020
I will listen to what you say. You and I can turn and look at the silent river and wait........../// beautiful imaginative writing
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Adeeb Alfateh 03 February 2020
I will listen to what you say. You and I can turn and look great write 10++++
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Michael Walker 28 August 2019
A totally engaging, imaginative sonnet. 'What the river says, that is what I say'.
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Kid Me 30 March 2017
if you asking me I think you should've kys yourself before you died bc you depressed af cuz
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Martin Berame 06 March 2017
How can i put my work here?
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Aftab Alam Khursheed 14 November 2014
poem that is on sublimity ask me..thank
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Jerry Buckley 22 March 2010
I agree with Julie Reynolds- Otrugman.....what she said... six stars and three thumbs up
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Julie Reynolds-Otrugman 17 January 2009
This is one of my favorite Stafford poems. It speaks to his quiet inner stillness, out of which his conviction, his steadfastness, his mysteriously reserved and resonant poetry speaks. 'Ask me whether what I have done is my life.' That is such a powerful statement. All of his many honors really meant very little. It was the rich pool of his hidden inner life, forever changing and renewing, that was 'his life'. I love that idea. It says that what you can see about a person is only the tip of the iceberg; the real life is submerged and sacred, untouchable, eternal.
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John Tiong Chunghoo 25 March 2006
yes, so meaningful is this poem. swift river so is time listen to the river
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