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If You Forget Me

Rating: 4.3

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash

or the wrinkled body of the log,
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Carol Nthenya 05 February 2015

So profound. So true.

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Just As i Am As is i Was 08 January 2015

I love the words spoken. You get what you give.if give me your all then surely you shall recieve all

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Deb C 13 January 2013

In my humble opinion, he's protecting himself. If his love were to desert him, he would refuse to pine after her. Pride. It's not that he wouldn't be heartbroken, he'd just refuse to show it. He'd move on; his ''roots will set off to seek another land''. He's not being shallow and his attitude isn't 'I'll love you so long as you love me'- it's I'll love you so long as you'll allow me to, but if you should choose to leave me and all we have, don't expect me to wait for you, forever washed up on the shore. For he has a life to live too. A life he'd happily spend cherishing his love, so long as the feeling is mutual. If not, he'd accept it let her live her life as well as moving on to live his own. Broken-hearted, perhaps, but his pride and dignity will triumph.

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Musa Ndhlovu 25 December 2014

Nailed it..

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Ali Baba 20 November 2014

I want you to KNOW..

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Nabakishore Dash. 02 October 2021

Last stanza is very remarkable.

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Muhammad imtiaz Ali Asad 29 September 2021

Very awesome and heart touching. Would like to listen it repeatedly.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 03 September 2021

Powerful yet touching poem of love. So beautifully crafted and expressed. Timeless.

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Marvin King Reeds 11 August 2021

But it also shows the impatience of the poet

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Marvin King Reeds 11 August 2021

A Love story in short. The poet emphasizes that it is much of her as it is much of him, and that is a 50/50 relationship

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