Robert Graves

(1895 - 1985 / London / England)

Dew-Drop And Diamond

Poem by Robert Graves

The difference between you and her
(whom I to you did once prefer)
Is clear enough to settle:
She like a diamond shone, but you
Shine like an early drop of dew
Poised on a red rose petal.

The dew-drop carries in its eye
Mountain and forest, sea and sky,
With every change of weather;
Contrariwise, a diamond splits
The prospect into idle bits
That none can piece together.


Comments about Dew-Drop And Diamond by Robert Graves

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (5/17/2020 11:38:00 PM)

    Magnanimity of natural beauty bestowed on a dew drop wonderfully unveiled in the backdrop of the beauty bestowed on a diamond. Well deserving poem of the day. Congrats.(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (5/17/2020 8:49:00 PM)

    Great piece of work. Very apt comparison. The difference is clear. While the drop of dew holds the world in its smallness the diamond splits the world into fragments. Loved it.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (5/17/2020 12:48:00 PM)

    She like a diamond shone, but you
    Shine like an early drop of dew
    Poised on a red rose petal. Diamond and dew drop. fine images. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (5/17/2020 9:36:00 AM)

    She like a diamond shone, but you
    Shine like an early drop of dew
    Poised on a red rose petal....... amusing expression. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the modern poem of the poem of the day.(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (5/17/2020 7:50:00 AM)

    To shine in bits and pieces when when one is shattered to its core......that is where lies beauty of life......marvelous poem worthy of member poem place.(Report)Reply

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  • Suprita Palit (5/17/2020 6:34:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem! True feelings expressed in such a honest and sincere way.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/17/2020 5:58:00 AM)

    That none can piece together////
    none can pieces that together
    though there is difference seemingly
    but in love no difference between you and her
    .....beautiful poem really(Report)Reply

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  • Sarah PerssonSarah Persson (5/17/2020 5:24:00 AM)

    Just lovely, true love is bountiful(Report)Reply

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (5/17/2020 5:01:00 AM)

    Wonderful simile! Wonderful observations! A nice poem of the day!(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (5/17/2020 12:43:00 AM)

    'Is clear enough to settle'!


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (6/20/2014 3:57:00 PM)

    Dew drop and diamond, this poem deserves adding to my favourite poems because its just unique and original too(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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