Dichterliebe Poem by Gwen Harwood

Dichterliebe

Rating: 4.3


So hungry-sensitive that he
craves day and night the pap of praise,
he'll ease his gripes or fingerpaint
in heartsblood on a public page.
The ordinary world must be
altered to circumvent his rage.

He'll tell, with stylish Angst of course,
the inmost secrets of our bed.
Words are far worse than drugs; there is
no hope of surfeit or remorse.
The world lies wide, and warm. No kiss,
no child, no prayer will keep him here.

I'll wash the floors. He'll watch the stars.
I'll salt his life with common sense.
He'll suck my sap and vigour down
the crude mouth of his private hell.
Visions have no equivalents.
He'll die of drink and candy bars.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bernard F. Asuncion 25 April 2019

One of the best poems by Gwen Harwood......

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> : (real original Bernard

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micheal kors 25 April 2019

wow great comment Bernard.....Sike!

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John Cena 23 February 2017

what a beautiful and unique piece of work by a lovely lady

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ill see u at wrestle mania 2020 coward

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Dr Antony Theodore 31 July 2020

He'll tell, with stylish Angst of course, the inmost secrets of our bed. Words are far worse than drugs; there is no hope of surfeit or remorse. words are worse than drugs.

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Carlos Echeverria 25 April 2020

Drink and candy bars do spell doom for one's health.

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Dr Antony Theodore 25 April 2020

I'll wash the floors. He'll watch the stars. I'll salt his life with common sense. He'll my sap and vigour down the crude mouth of his private. a very fine poem. tony

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Mahtab Bangalee 25 April 2020

Words are far worse than drugs; there is no hope of surfeit or remorse. The world lies wide, and warm. No kiss, no child, no prayer will keep him here./// poet can feel it from the core of heart; impressive writing; great poetic expressed...

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Well crafted poem about the partner

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Gwen Harwood

Gwen Harwood

Taringa, Queensland
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