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

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

    What is a lovely poem (Report) Reply

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  • (9/13/2018 3:19:00 PM)

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

  • (7/3/2018 4:47:00 AM)

    What is the measege of the poem (Report) Reply

  • (4/15/2018 3:49:00 PM)

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

  • (2/21/2018 10:40:00 AM)

    used my hands to memorize helpful! (Report) Reply

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

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

  • (1/19/2016 7:44:00 PM)

    Fantastic, pointing the turning point (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio 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. ''


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

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

    woah i find that vewwwwwwwy intewesting

  • Dutendra 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

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

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

  • (6/5/2014 8:04:00 AM)

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

  • (5/18/2014 8:04:00 PM)

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

  • (3/22/2014 10:48:00 PM)

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

  • (3/22/2012 10:14:00 PM)

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

  • Besa Dede (3/22/2012 8:11:00 PM)

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

  • Jon 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

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

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

  • (10/18/2007 8:41:00 PM)

    A perfect precise poem. (Report) Reply

  • (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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