Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

Desire - Poem by Matthew Arnold

Thou, who dost dwell alone;
Thou, who dost know thine own;
Thou, to whom all are known,
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Comments about Desire by Matthew Arnold

  • (5/18/2017 9:58:00 PM)


    Really enjoyed reading this one...like a possessed preacher pouring out his soul. Cathartic. (Report) Reply

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  • Glen Kappy (5/18/2017 6:53:00 AM)


    i hardly know arnold's work. i, like many in high school, read dover beach. interesting to read this which is, in essence, an extended prayer. -gk (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (5/18/2017 6:49:00 AM)


    who dost dwell alone;
    who dost know thine own;
    (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/18/2017 2:47:00 AM)


    Light brings no blindness..... thanks for posting.... (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/18/2017 2:31:00 AM)


    Know thine own! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Udaya R. Tennakoon (5/18/2017 2:30:00 AM)


    Epistemological view of the poem really draws to the many sidestudents of human life (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (3/19/2016 4:25:00 PM)


    Every line is a truth- -much as man would like to change the truth, it remains (Report) Reply

  • (4/23/2014 8:17:00 AM)


    Desire is the cause of sorrowness The quotable quote somewhere I read and it is from the most enlightened one the Goutama Budha. Here the great poet choosed the subject desire which is the cause of every sorrowness in this world we can understand if we go behind every sadness and desperation I think. The great poet took the subject in minutest detail and very interesting to read and this is one of the beafull poem in this column of the great poet. (Report) Reply








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