Wednesday, July 8, 2009

From Love To Friendship Comments

Rating: 3.1
If you would have me love once more,
The blissful age of love restore;
From wine's free joys, and lovers' cares,
Relentless time, who no man spares,

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Voltaire
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Lopamudhra 04 July 2020
Love is infinite but love may generate at any time. There are no barriers to love like age, beauty.
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Dr Antony Theodore 20 January 2020
very great poem of voltaire. tony
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Amar Agarwala 21 November 2016
Read Voltaire for the first time and find his lines intriguing.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 21 November 2016
'Twas thus those pleasures I lamented, Which I so oft in youth repented; Well-thought and beautifully penned! ! ! !
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Marieta Maglas 21 November 2016
This first part of the poem reminds me Voltaire's remarks on the Thoughts of Pascal. Unlike Condorcet, Voltaire was a pessimistic thinker regarding the human condition, ''Urges me quickly to retire, /And no more to such bliss aspire..'' The delusions come from this discrepancy between the freedom of God, Who is 'not infinite, eternal' and His capability to impose restrictions on the liberty of the human condition, ''Let one to wisdom be consigned. You sweet delusions of my mind.'' As Locke, he thinks that the infinity has also a negative aspect. I like the lines in which he expressed the idea of two negatives regarding the duality of the Demiurge, ''No mortal e'er resigns his breath/I see, without a double death; '' The first death is so beautifully suggested in the last line, ''But destitute of love, complain. '' Wonderful poem- voted 10
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Amar Agarwala 21 November 2016
Have rarely seen poems analysed the way you have... Marieta. Simply superb!
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Seamus O Brian 21 November 2016
How they said, Let's just be friends in the gilded age. :)
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Seamus O Brian 21 November 2016
A classical poem whose cadence and rhyme form a beautiful support to the very romantic language employed without distraction. Well deserved legacy of the classical age.
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Mountain Man 21 November 2016
A very classic poem..
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Earnest Gatuma 21 November 2016
Witty and fantastically penned....
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M Asim Nehal 21 November 2016
A fantastic poem... My soul replete with soft desire, Vainly regretted youthful fire. But friendship then, celestial maid, From heaven descended to my aid;
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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 21 November 2016
A great human mind's poetry it is.
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Indira Renganathan 21 November 2016
But friendship then, celestial maid, From heaven descended to my aid; Less lively than the amorous flame, Although her tenderness the same......very apt title....a good love-regret poem- 10
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Edward Kofi Louis 21 November 2016
Amorous flame of love! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Voltaire the great thinker, and a great poet too and it is very fine opportunity that I got through the poem to understand that the great thinker has created very good poems also. The theme of love and words and sentences very fascinating in its beauty, and style. Life the two moments is confined. Let one to wisdom be consigned. You sweet delusion of my mind. Still to my ruling passion kind. Wonderful and fascinating. With salutations to the great mind ever in world history.
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Voltaire! The great thinker a great poet too! This means that every thing is poetry!
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love the depth and philosophy of voltaire verses.......
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(No mortal e'er resigns his breath) beautiful, meaningful, eloquent verses.10.
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