I Live, I Die, I Burn, I Drown Poem by Delmira Agustini

I Live, I Die, I Burn, I Drown

Rating: 3.7


I live, I die, I burn, I drown
I endure at once chill and cold
Life is at once too soft and too hard
I have sore troubles mingled with joys

Suddenly I laugh and at the same time cry
And in pleasure many a grief endure
My happiness wanes and yet it lasts unchanged
All at once I dry up and grow green

Thus I suffer love's inconstancies
And when I think the pain is most intense
Without thinking, it is gone again.

Then when I feel my joys certain
And my hour of greatest delight arrived
I find my pain beginning all over once again.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Rajendran Muthiah 15 April 2012

Happiness and grief, delight and pain, love's inconstancies the poet has experienced in life. Peace be to her soul and her dreaming upward looks.

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Then when I feel my joys certain And my hour of greatest delight arrived I find my pain beginning all over once again. Marvelous writing

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Ratnakar Mandlik 06 March 2019

A true picture of contradictions in life with alternate incoming of joy and grief and taking the life in it's strides, being the only solution. A great life song.

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Ricky Manhatten 06 March 2019

Tinitious poem. Niche lively.

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Edward Kofi Louis 06 March 2019

Once chill and cold! ! ! ! But to hold on to the truth. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 18 June 2021

The intricacies of life. A well expressed poem.

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Ramesh T A 06 March 2020

Due to oxymoronic nature of life, it seems romantic too due to alternate change of joy sorrow without one in steady state! Nice composition to read about the truth in life!

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Mahtab Bangalee 06 March 2020

I find my pain beginning all over once again///greatly written the poem; outstanding the title -I Live, I Die, I Burn, I Drown" where hidden the all mystery of life and recycling!

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Dr Antony Theodore 06 March 2020

Then when I feel my joys certain And my hour of greatest delight arrived I find my pain beginning all over once again. a very fine poem. tony

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eggman2132 06 March 2019

bad poem very bad is very very poor poem and sucks

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Delmira Agustini

Delmira Agustini

Montevideo / Uruguay
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