Christopher Logue

Portsmouth, Hampshire
Christopher Logue
Portsmouth, Hampshire
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Come To The Edge

Rating: 3.3
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.
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COMMENTS
Diana 19 April 2020
This is not by Christopher L! Very famous quote by Guillaume Apollinaire.
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Stan Sieler 07 December 2019
So very close...but not quite true to the original. Read the original around the edge of the poster at https: //collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1155366/come-to-the-edge-poster-english-michael I believe the case and dark/light matters, as well as the space and change in dark/light in the last line.
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Maximilian 04 September 2019
" Come to the Edge" , from New Numbers (London: Jonathan Cape,1969) pp.65-66 Originally written for a poster advertising an Apollinaire exhibition at the ICA in 1961 or 1962, and there titled " Apollinaire Said" . The poem is therefore often misattributed to Guillaume Apollinaire. (Source: Quote…Unquote Newsletter, July 1995, p.2)
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Helen 01 May 2018
Love the sentiment of his poem
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Lanak Aprina 31 July 2017
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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Stephen 06 October 2018
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.
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hazel 12 December 2018
Lanak, Please can you show me where this is recorded - any evidence to show that Guillaume Apollinaire wrote the original? All my research points to Logue writing in response to Apollonaire. Thanks.
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Babatunde Aremu 11 February 2014
The edge is delicate. There is for support for one another when we at our edge. Nice poem
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