Dew-Drop And Diamond Poem by Robert Graves

Dew-Drop And Diamond

Rating: 3.7


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 OF THE POEM
Brian Jani 20 June 2014

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

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Edward Kofi Louis 17 May 2020

'Is clear enough to settle'! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Ruta Mohapatra 17 May 2020

Wonderful simile! Wonderful observations! A nice poem of the day!

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Sarah Persson 17 May 2020

Just lovely, true love is bountiful

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Mahtab Bangalee 17 May 2020

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

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Ratnakar Mandlik 17 May 2020

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.

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Anil Kumar Panda 17 May 2020

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.

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Dr Antony Theodore 17 May 2020

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

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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 May 2020

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.

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Savita Tyagi 17 May 2020

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.

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Robert Graves

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