Anaïs Nin

(21 February 1903 – 14 January 1977 / Neuilly)

Risk

Poem by Anaïs Nin

And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom.


Comments about Risk by Anaïs Nin

  • OOOOOFFF (5/22/2019 6:47:00 PM)

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  • Paresh ChakraParesh Chakra (11/30/2018 10:09:00 AM)

    What is a lovely poem(Report)Reply

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  • uwu wuw (9/13/2018 3:19:00 PM)

    vewy intweeging..............................................................................................................: P(Report)Reply

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  • Irene mendoza (7/3/2018 4:47:00 AM)

    What is the measege of the poem(Report)Reply

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  • Hilda (4/15/2018 3:49:00 PM)

    can some one tell me what is the rhythm in this poem?(Report)Reply

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  • Jason Bourne (2/21/2018 10:40:00 AM)

    used my hands to memorize helpful!(Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/24/2016 7:00:00 AM)

    Indeed very risky.....10 The bud is secure and flower is prone to risks(Report)Reply

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  • Pietro 6 (1/19/2016 7:44:00 PM)

    Fantastic, pointing the turning point(Report)Reply

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  • Fabrizio FrosiniFabrizio Frosini (11/10/2015 4:30:00 PM)

    '' And then the day came,
    when the risk
    to remain tight
    in a bud
    was more painful
    than the risk
    it took
    to Blossom. ''


    AN ITALIAN TRANSLATION:

    '' E il giorno arrivò,
    quando il rischio
    di rimanere chiusa
    nel bocciolo
    si fece più doloroso
    del rischio
    insito
    nello sbocciare. ''(Report)Reply

    uwu wuw(9/13/2018 3:20:00 PM)

    woah i find that vewwwwwwwy intewesting

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  • Dutendra ChamlingDutendra Chamling (11/1/2015 12:10:00 AM)

    This wonderful poem reminds me Nepali poet Sudeep Koirala (Su Ko Cyber) 's very short poem Buddha and Bomb, where the poet writes:
    Before burst, even BOMB remains silent like BUDDHA.(Report)Reply

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  • Aileen FigueroaAileen Figueroa (8/15/2015 12:36:00 PM)

    With very little words, so much is being said (Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (6/5/2014 8:04:00 AM)

    ..............enjoyed this beautiful and lovely rosebud poem on a summer's day....(Report)Reply

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  • Colleen Courtney (5/18/2014 8:04:00 PM)

    So perfectly simple but yet speaks volumes!(Report)Reply

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  • Gnossienne (3/22/2014 10:48:00 PM)

    I read this ages ago and never forgot it. Perfect.(Report)Reply

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  • Pankajam K (3/22/2012 10:14:00 PM)

    Too much said with too little words.(Report)Reply

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  • Besa DedeBesa Dede (3/22/2012 8:11:00 PM)

    A fantastic poem. I enjoyed reading it(Report)Reply

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  • Jon HollowayJon Holloway (3/22/2012 5:11:00 PM)

    Fantastic! The bud blooms and the pent up tension is released. I like the shape that the lines form, I would have made the mistake of leaving a gap after bud which would not have worked so well.(Report)Reply

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  • Tim StensloffTim Stensloff (3/22/2012 12:30:00 PM)

    Absolute genius with its restraint and simplicity.(Report)Reply

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  • Tony Best (10/18/2007 8:41:00 PM)

    A perfect precise poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Adryan Barnathan (12/29/2004 4:11:00 AM)

    A pure perfect potion. I give this a ten.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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