Ice And Fire Poem by Edmund Spenser

Ice And Fire

Rating: 3.6


My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
Is not dissolved through my so hot desire,
But harder grows the more I her entreat?
Or how comes it that my exceeding heat
Is not allayed by her heart-frozen cold,
But that I burn much more in boiling sweat,
And feel my flames augmented manifold?
What more miraculous thing may be told,
That fire, which all things melts, should harden ice,
And ice, which is congeal'd with senseless cold,
Should kindle fire by wonderful device?
Such is the power of love in gentle mind,
That it can alter all the course of kind.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Lakshmi S Bose 08 January 2015

Feelings translated as poetry great poet

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Rajnish Manga 08 January 2015

A lover and his muse are akin to fire and ice giving a new meaning to a hide and seek relationship. Following lines sum up all: That fire, which all things melts, should harden ice, And ice, which is congeal'd with senseless cold, Should kindle fire by wonderful device?

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Rajnish Manga 19 November 2014

Great poem, Edmund. You have beautifully put across the emotional distance between two hearts in the game of love. Thanks and regards.

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King Happy 08 January 2009

Sorry I had to cry laughing at the post below me. Keep writing? Dude hes been dead for 400 years.

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Egal Bohen 31 January 2006

A brilliant analogy of the power of love to bind opposites

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Sylvia Frances Chan 07 December 2021

Beautiful Classic Poem Of The Day!

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Nabakishore Dash 07 December 2021

A very lovely poem, great poem.

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Chinedu Dike 06 December 2021

A masterful creation.

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Savita Tyagi 06 December 2021

Such a passionate poem. Pleasure to read again.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 06 December 2021

A magnificent poem that captures the wonders of love. Powerful lines embellished with great images and rhyme.

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