Thursday, January 1, 2004

The Boiling Water Comments

Rating: 3.2

A serious moment for the water is
when it boils
And though one usually regards it
merely as a convenience

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Kenneth Koch
COMMENTS
George Delsing 01 July 2020

This is a memorable comic poem by one of our humorous champions.

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Nithya 19 February 2017

A deep interpretation on boiling water. At first it seems trivial, just to prepare the temperature for cooking, but assuming a more involved perspective, boiling its changing the state of calm water. It is becoming completely different as it transforms into an agitated, bubbling mess and into exhausted steam. This poem can make you pay attention to the importance of things that are seemingly insignificant.

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 20 September 2016

Occasionally there is someone around who understands The importance of this moment for the water If we will ever be close to anyone again. Serious the recognition of the probability That we will, although time stretches terribly in between... wow, beautiful work. 10 for it.

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Seamus O Brian 20 September 2016

Carried me along nicely until revealing the serious side of seriousness. A good bit to enjoyably contemplate here.

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John Bryson 20 September 2016

I liked this poem a lot.

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John Richter 20 September 2016

Really enjoyed this poem about seriousness, with the end finally reaching the point.... Relationships, and seriousness.... Awesome poem...

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Anil Kumar Panda 20 September 2016

Yeah, when one starts performing its job it becomes serious. like a match burning, A cloud poring and a duck begins to swim. Falling in love is serious if you intend to keep it for ever. Nice poem.

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 20 September 2016

Good ideas in the poem

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Edward Kofi Louis 20 September 2016

A serious moment! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Rajnish Manga 20 September 2016

The poem is quite thought provoking and is a reflection of the poet's philosophical thoughts: A serious moment for the water is / when it boils A serious moment for the match is / when it burst into flame...

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Dr.subhendu Kar 23 November 2015

Really a mind blowing poem yet serious as when idle match inflames to fire, as moon is serious by its full moon,

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Jazmin Woo 03 March 2015

I really get this because I'm always thinking these types of things... most people believe something is how it is. Why doesn't everyone else see beneath the surface, looking at an everyday object a different way? Awesome poem :)

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 05 February 2015

A good poem and likes.

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Jerry Buckley 22 March 2010

wow.....I could hear the match strike and smell the phosphorous after it flared and blinded my sight momentarily.....the master strikes again thanks K K

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