Sunday, December 7, 2003

Love And War Comments

Rating: 3.1

Lovers all are soldiers, and Cupid has his campaigns:
I tell you, Atticus, lovers all are soldiers.
Youth is fit for war, and also fit for Venus.
Imagine an aged soldier, an elderly lover!

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Felix otiende 20 May 2020

Nice article..

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Britte Ninad 04 March 2020

Lovers all are soldiers, and Cupid has his campaigns: beautiful poem

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Chinedu Dike 07 November 2019

Well conceived and nicely brought forth with clarity of thought and mind. An insightful work of art.

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Adeeb Alfateh 09 June 2019

great and great poem great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Konab Ghumman 10 April 2019

wonderful message love and war thanks for sharing.

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Konab Ghumman 10 April 2019

Each and every line is so beautiful and expressive in its essence that I'm unable to choose a line or even lines T he most enchanting story told that will always be unforgettable.

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mr scirocco 04 December 2018

poem huntahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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UR MUM GAY 25 June 2018

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martha cain 11 May 2018

I was a soldier and in love and all is true of those perfect passions and their ferocity! Death in battle would be preferable to lost love's honor!

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Joshua Adeyemi 27 February 2018

If you want a life of action, fall in love..... Perhaps, i disagree with this.yet agree firmly. Though on the fence...

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Joel Drown 12 June 2017

dear ovid, my name is joel drown your poem is very powerful its amazing how close together the topics of lave and war an become and how you descrided the numbness that can come from a war and a deep love thank you for your time and your service

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Amar Agarwala 21 March 2017

A powerful poem on love and war and of a lovers' mirth and passion!

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John S 21 March 2017

All is fair in love and war win the battle, settle the score Cupid carries out his clever campaign fight with chocolate hearts and aged champagne Melodious music, the best poetry I know will capture your heart, and vanquish my foe without you my love, my life is incomplete fighting a beautiful battle, I'll know not defeat with armaments, I'll fight tooth and nail Over swollen seas, my fleets set sail Through torrential rain, blizzards of gale for your affectionate heart, my love will prevail!

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Is this your poem?

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John S 21 March 2017

Yes, there is nothing more inspiring than other poet's poetic themes...

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Savita Tyagi 21 March 2017

This is the eternal truth. The tale of love and war told in a captivating poem. Thanks for the translation.

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Payal Priya 21 March 2017

The intertwining of the images of a lover and a soldier, deftly done to reveal how the two are same in their passion and unswerving loyalty.

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Tom Allport 21 March 2017

a poem of truths that is just as relevant to day as when it was first written? nothing changes in love and war!

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Lantz Pierre 21 March 2017

I almost didn't make to the end. Ovid works so hard to make more of romantic love than what is real or true. And yet he's mostly right, even if the analogy gets a little tedious and overly drawn-out for me. The last line here wraps it up so profoundly. There is no reason to act unless one feels a reason to act. The heart is the ultimate motivator for sacrifice and for selflessness. Not to care is equivalent to passivity and ultimately defeat because one does value anything to champion, to fight for, to defend and follow. And adore. Patriotism too is an act of love.

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Edward Kofi Louis 21 March 2017

Born for careless ease. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Rajnish Manga 21 March 2017

This classical poem tells us quite beautifully the strategies employed by the soldiers and the lovers to win over their respective territories. Loved reading it. Thanks PH.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 21 March 2017

Made my spirit soft.... thanks for sharing.....

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