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The Loss Of Love

Rating: 3.9
All through an empty place I go,
And find her not in any room;
The candles and the lamps I light
Go down before a wind of gloom.
Thick-spraddled lies the dust about,
A fit, sad place to write her name
Or draw her face the way she looked
That legendary night she came.

The old house crumbles bit by bit;
Each day I hear the ominous thud
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L Milton Hankins 10 August 2020
I am a huge fan of Countee Cullen. This poem is what a real poem should be like!
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Khairul Ahsan 01 August 2020
'I have no will to weep or sing, No least desire to pray or curse; The loss of love is a terrible thing; They lie who say that death is worse' - the last four lines evoked melancholia in me. An excellent poetic presentation.
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 01 August 2020
Loss of love is worse than the death rightly said so brilliantly narrated......10++
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Dr Antony Theodore 01 August 2020
The heavy cows go laboring In agony with clotted teats; My hands are slack; my blood is cold; I marvel that my heart still beats. a fine poem. tony
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Rajnish Manga 01 August 2020
I have no will to weep or sing, No least desire to pray or curse.... //.... The loss of love comes alive so poignantly. Thanks.
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Anil Kumar Panda 01 August 2020
Yeah, loss of love love is more painful than the thought of death in the death bed. Beautifully crafted poem and very interesting to read. 'I have no will to weep or sing, No least desire to pray or curse; The loss of love is a terrible thing; They lie who say that death is worse.'..is so nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Mahtab Bangalee 01 August 2020
My orchards groan and sag with fruit; Where, Indian-wise, the bees go round; I let it rot upon the bough; I eat what falls upon the ground....the loss of love stand, wondrously penned the poem with suitable title... Greatly ienjoyed... Loss there is many types either in love or without love, if love does not come everything becomes severe pyre and if love comes there is also comes riots in something outside....terribly penned the poem is...
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OOGA BOOGA 08 May 2020
this was. not just but donkey . you know what i mean
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Cynthia Deon 19 October 2019
A heartfelt write. Brave enough to display the vulnerability when losing a love. Very very beautiful.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 01 August 2019
A well expressed poem by Countee Cullen....
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