Tuesday, December 31, 2002

My Fancy Comments

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;


Lewis Carroll
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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Tom Allport 05 February 2020

Ha ha a bit of what you fancy and much more to boot........brilliant Carroll.

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Rebecca Navarre 11 October 2016

ps, Haven't had tears of laughter in a long time! And this is Perfect for Such! ! ! Thank You Poem Hunter for having This! ! !

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Rebecca Navarre 11 October 2016

Simply Precious! ! ! Wonderfully done! ! ! (Yes!) Very Humorous! ! ! Love! ! !

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Susan Williams 10 October 2016

I need help.... I fell off my chair laughing. I haven't had such fun in a long time. I will not analyze, I will not ponder, I will not examine rhythm or rhyme. Mine is just to read and enjoy! ! !

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Rebecca Navarre 11 October 2016

I Really Love Your comments on this! ! !

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Mizzy ........ 10 October 2016

Brilliant write.....will funny!

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Seamus O Brian 10 October 2016

It would be sexist to imagine that there can only be inordinately male-dominated relationships. This piece, in the vein of Carroll's humor, envisions an inordinately female-dominated relationship, and what the perspective of the man who lives within that relationship might be of his physically dominant partner. There is also, if I am inferring correctly, the suggestion that there is so much more to a person than that which we initially see when we enter into a relationship, and it is not always apparent what will unfold in the future. I know not enough of Carroll's other writings to intelligently conclude anything about his view of women as a whole. The character of this piece's female subject is not un-reminiscent of the Red Queen. If this is an ongoing pattern in his other works, then I would have to conclude that Mr. Carroll did have a pathologic (purposefully employed) view of women.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 10 October 2016

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, Though my heart its passion hides; She's all my fancy painted her, But oh! how much besides! Lewis Carroll has. indeed, painted his muse with fanciful images of animals. Yet, he believes that he loves her still. An enigmatic poem that one needs to ponder about.

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Marieta Maglas 10 October 2016

The fancy lady belongs to the upper-class society of the time because she ''has the bear's ethereal grace, /The bland hyaena's laugh, /The footstep of the elephant''. The poet chose to draw her using poetical words because she was a symbol of this social class. I suppose that Lewis Carroll wanted to depict the main characteristics of that society while describing the manner in which a woman made an effort to be beautiful, powerful, and formidable while being soulless. The idea of Thomas Aquinas was that the woman is a defective male. Aristotle had the same opinion regarding the women. I want to add some lines from Portrait of a Lady, a poem written by American-British poet T. S. Eliot. ''Well! and what if she should die some afternoon, Afternoon grey and smoky, evening yellow and rose; Should die and leave me sitting pen in hand With the smoke coming down above the housetops; Doubtful, for a while Not knowing what to feel or if I understand Or whether wise or foolish, tardy or too soon...''....As a woman I think it's an interesting poem and a lesson at the same time.Voted 10.

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Onuora Ilodibe 10 October 2016

Beautiful.... Her charms might improved I would not have them added to But a few removed

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Ratnakar Mandlik 10 October 2016

A beautifully conceived wonderful poem penned in lighter vein, thus, making it humorous. Thanks for sharing it here.

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Edward Kofi Louis 10 October 2016

I love her still! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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M Parthasarathy 19 June 2016

My absolute favorite lines are: And if you ask me how Her charms might be improved, I would not have them added to, But just a few removed! BRILLIANT!

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Stephen W 17 July 2014

I think this is just a silly, humorous piece of nonsense. People are taking it dreadfully seriously: -)

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Serene Sapphire 17 July 2013

My fancy gave her eyes of blue, A curly auburn head: I came to find the blue a green, The auburn turned to red. These were my favourite. I am your no.1 fan

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Sj Holland 17 July 2013

I think the last two lines may show how he really felt. Something, however, must have coerced him to compose the descriptions. Maybe annoyance. Maybe restlessness. Once he formed this piece in his mind, it must have shown him just how much he cared for her. Maybe he was amazed that he did really care for her. I wonder if she ever read it? I can't imagine any woman being that flattered by it, though some women would laugh if they were the subject. But how would they feel when they went to bed that night, or months later when the lines came back to them?

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