Margaret Atwood

Ottawa, Ontario
Friday, January 3, 2003

Night Poem Comments

Rating: 3.7
There is nothing to be afraid of,
it is only the wind
changing to the east, it is only
your father the thunder

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COMMENTS
Mahtab Bangalee 03 December 2020
knowing we are only the wavering shadows thrown by one candle, in this echo you will hear twenty years later. /// this is the poem, night poem, where the child lost the parents in the darkness of night, the child observe all the situation where fathers roaring to mothers tears make distressful the around of child and consequently the child lost the parents in the cruel pit of darkness; (apparently I got it from this poem) greatly poem penned
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Khairul Ahsan 03 December 2020
I agree with rick lange. 'whipers' needs editing. Congratulations on the poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!
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Khairul Ahsan 03 December 2020
I am not sure if I have understood the poem well in its entirety, but some of the lines have indeed touched me and resonate in me. As for example: 'Your shadow is not your shadow but your reflection' 'We have come to cover you with red wool, with our tears and distant whi(s?) pers' 'knowing we are only the wavering shadows thrown by one candle, in this echo you will hear twenty years later'
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Ratnakar Mandlik 03 December 2020
" You rock in the rains arms: . Fantastic conceptualization. A perfect modern song of the Day.
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Dr Antony Theodore 27 January 2020
we are only the wavering shadows thrown by one candle, in this echo you will hear twenty years later. very good poem. tony
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rick lange 09 November 2017
Maybe double check....distant whipers?
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