Christopher Logue

(23 November 1926 – 2 December 2011 / Portsmouth, Hampshire)

Come To The Edge - Poem by Christopher Logue

Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It's too high!
COME TO THE EDGE!
And they came,
and he pushed,
And they flew.


Comments about Come To The Edge by Christopher Logue

  • (5/1/2018 3:20:00 AM)


    Love the sentiment of his poem (Report) Reply

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  • (7/31/2017 4:22:00 AM)


    This is a quote (paraphrased badly) not an original poem.
    “Come to the edge, he said.
    We can't, we're afraid! they responded.
    Come to the edge, he said.
    We can't, We will fall! they responded.
    Come to the edge, he said.
    And so they came.
    And he pushed them.
    And they flew.” Guillaume Apollinaire 19th C. Poet and Journalist.


    ― Guillaume Apollinaire
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    (10/6/2018 1:55:00 PM)

    Logue's version is better. At least it is in English. And by taking out the unnecessary clutter 'they responded: he said, etc. he has given urgency and meaning to the original.

  • Babatunde Aremu (2/11/2014 8:14:00 AM)


    The edge is delicate. There is for support for one another when we at our edge. Nice poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 10, 2015


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