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It Was Wrong To Do This, Said The Angel

Rating: 3.3

'It was wrong to do this,' said the angel.
'You should live like a flower,
Holding malice like a puppy,
Waging war like a lambkin.'

'Not so,' quoth the man
Who had no fear of spirits;
'It is only wrong for angels
Who can live like the flowers,
Holding malice like the puppies,
Waging war like the lambkins.'

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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 October 2021

An outstanding Classic Poem Of The Day. Congratulations to the close family of this amazing poet!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 October 2021

Mesmerized by this poem full of irony,5 Stars fullest worth, so enjoyable

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 19 October 2021

A thought provoking poem well crafted and executed. Great images.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 October 2021

Stylistically, Crane's writing is characterized by vivid intensity, distinctive dialects, and irony.

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