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Atalanta In Camden -Town

Rating: 3.1
AY, 'twas here, on this spot,
In that summer of yore,
Atalanta did not
Vote my presence a bore,
Nor reply to my tenderest talk "She had
heard all that nonsense before."

She'd the brooch I had bought
And the necklace and sash on,
And her heart, as I thought,
Was alive to my passion;
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COMMENTS
Haidee Majola 21 June 2018
A brilliant piece. Thanks for sharing.
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Susan Williams 21 June 2018
Well, I got a good laugh out of it. I was interested in many of the questions raised by comments below but have nothing to add to their discussion but to say it is good to see some educated comments posted instead of the flood of ugliness and filth and fguyjo; k'ihuyyfv klkuih comments that have been posted lately and that PH is allowing to remain. Makes a mockery of this site for those of us who are serious about literature.
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Edward Kofi Louis 21 June 2018
Drunk with the dawn! ! Thanks for sharing.
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Glen Kappy 21 June 2018
but, lewis, i'd day, why not ask her again for her answer? -gk
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Great Reader 21 June 2018
A great poem in story style, loved
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Sourav Roy 21 June 2018
O those eloquent eyes! I was drunk with the dawn Of a splendid surmise -I was stung by a look, I was slain by a tear... amazing dear poet.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 21 June 2018
Such a great write by Lewis Carroll??????
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Laura Burns 16 September 2014
A take-off on Swinburne's Atalanta in Calydon.
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Ian Fraser 26 February 2009
This is a very unusual Lewis Carroll poem in that the element of fantasy appears to be almost completely absent. It's very tempting to speculate in fact whether the 'I' in the poem could be Dodgson himself. If it is then it is extremely interesting to note that he appears to be as equally able to satirize himself as he was the rest of his contemporaries.
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