Monday, January 13, 2003

Confined Love Comments

Rating: 3.0
Some man unworthy to be possessor
Of old or new love, himself being false or weak,
Thought his pain and shame would be lesser
If on womankind he might his anger wreak,


Karen Sinclair 16 May 2013
A great thought process worth considering.... i wonder how many of his time wandered up this track.... or stayed due to responsibility or loyalty....karen
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Miss Archie 16 May 2013
I see advocacy for polygamy and open relationships. Though I tend to rally for confined love, this is a beautiful piece.
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The poem is a very fantastic one.
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Ebi Robert 16 May 2012
Donne is a genius. I saw what he did in the flea' i know him to be thus a great grey!
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Carlos Echeverria 16 May 2012
Donne is shrewdly criticising the origin and hypocrisy of a patriarchal society.
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Hellen Mafupa 16 May 2012
doesn't the greediness also refer polygamy, in the line a thousand it possess
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. . 16 May 2010
Interesting that he makes the point of confined love barely being love at all, but rather, the ownership of another. I think that is the point of his last line...the greed is our apparent need to own love.
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Ramesh T A 16 May 2010
Love cannot thrive on hurdles! If there are many how can there be love? But natural things cannot be restrained by law ever!
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Joseph Poewhit 16 May 2009
Written in that time frame, this poem was really political. Expressing one's self. KINGS & QUEENS ruled the roost. Art was flourishing. But, human freedom was oppressed by them CASTLES. The poem asking the reader the question of liberty. Many crossed the ocean to the New Land for freedoms from them KINGS & QUEENS.
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Mary Grace 16 May 2005
When I read the first lines of this poem they sounded strangely familiar to me, then when a strangely familiar melody came to my mind as well, I found out that I know this poem as it was turned into a beautiful and very powerful song by the Inchtabokatables.
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