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Ice And Fire

Rating: 3.5

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,
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Castellenas John 14 April 2019

I agree Edmund. Outstanding poetry.

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Brianna Duckworth 25 May 2018

I love this poem so much. It reminds me of me and my boyfriend. Our love for each other is so mad, crazy, we r happy together, but also hurting. But apart we are hurting even more. He always says to me Brianna, you are like fire, and i'm like ice, we are mad crazy in love, but are the opposite of each other.

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 16 March 2018

Thanks for the lovely poem shared.

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Pallavi sharma 03 February 2018

Very nice poem I like it

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Nice poem I like it

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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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Dr Lakshmi S Bose 08 January 2015

Feelings translated as poetry great poet

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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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Nerys Williams 08 July 2014

She never loved him but he wouldn't give up until she married him but she still didn't love him and he loved her too much but she was a tyrant to him was what he said somewhere else during my research but I can't find it now. Saw his grave last week in Westminster Abbey, hidden behind stacks of chairs, not a great way to treat one of our greatest poets.

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Djemoi Talbi 08 January 2014

I do share the same idea with about the opposites. good idea to express.

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