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My Fancy

Rating: 3.5

I painted her a gushing thing,
With years about a score;
I little thought to find they were
A least a dozen more;
My fancy gave her eyes of blue,
A curly auburn head:
I came to find the blue a green,
The auburn turned to red.

She boxed my ears this morning,

They tingled very much;
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Kevin Straw 17 July 2012

This is the most misogynistic poem ever written. Carroll should stick to his little girls and leave the women alone. The claim that he loves this women despite his vile abuse of her is a species of perversion. There is something deeply corrupt about this poet which does not show in his Alice stories, but is evident in other writings.

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Nick Dunne 17 July 2012

a piece of doggerel.

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Karen Sinclair 17 July 2012

hahaha! only Lewis could write such a venomous piece and still make it sound like poetic justice and flow so beautifully....don of a man...i love hiawathas photographing as the greatest piece of humour ive ever read especially when shared with the art of Arthur B Frost......

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Carlos Echeverria 17 July 2012

We've become so accustomed to poets gushing over their female subjects, that when a less than flattering tone is employed, hateful motives are attributed to the poet. By treating his lady with thinly veiled scorn, Carroll is showing respect for women as equals; flowery, puffy language would be condescending.

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Paul Brookes 17 July 2012

Very clever but what a sexist poem. What's so amusing? Do you really think that degrading a women, be she fictitious or not, a good thing. Even taken in its historical context with poor Carrol unable to relate to 'real women' it's very mean spirited. Hated it.

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Rich Tassinari 05 February 2020

Great humor. Love is...(I know trite) blind.

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Budhashaya Behera 05 February 2020

Love should have trust and this should be within recognition. This poem is very beautiful. Reading a poem of the day means we read a high quality of poem. I thank to the editors to chose this poem.

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Dr Antony Theodore 05 February 2020

I love her still, believe me, Though my heart its passion hides; " She's all my fancy painted her, " But oh! how much besides! beautiful poem. tony

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Kumarmani Mahakul 05 February 2020

Fancy gave eyes of blue. This poem is very nice and interesting one. This gives values to readers. A perfect poem of the day is chosen! ..10

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Mahtab Bangalee 05 February 2020

She has the bear's ethereal grace, The bland hyaena's laugh, The footstep of the elephant, The neck of a giraffe; I love her still, believe me, ..../// these expressions are really interesting; wonderful poem

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