Alden Nowlan

Rookie (25 January 1933 - 27 June 1983 / Stanley, Nova Scotia)

The Masks Of Love

Poem by Alden Nowlan

I come in from a walk
With you
And they ask me
If it is raining.

I didn’t notice
But I’ll have to give them
The right answer
Or they’ll think I’m crazy.


Comments about The Masks Of Love by Alden Nowlan

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/26/2019 11:47:00 PM)

    A beautifully conceived short and sweet poem rich in rhyme and rhythm as also humor.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (3/26/2019 6:23:00 AM)

    But I’ll have to give them
    The right answer
    Or they’ll think I’m crazy. very fine, short and sweet. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Surajit Banerjee (9/29/2018 3:04:00 AM)

    Simply brilliant - what else a lover can say(Report)Reply

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  • Rae SeagullRae Seagull (11/23/2017 3:14:00 AM)

    Wow, so much said in such few words!
    I think I probably wouldn’t notice either...(Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/5/2016 8:25:00 AM)

    He was so much engrossed in watching the steps of lover that he did not notice anything else....Brilliant.100+++(Report)Reply

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  • Katelyn Randall (9/17/2015 10:29:00 AM)

    Spencer: Good job! Next part is third line, third word.
    Now who said: “I love you so much I’ll never be able to tell you; I’m frightened to tell you. I can always feel your heart. Dance tunes are always right: I love you body and soul: —and I suppose body means that I want to touch you and be in bed with you, and i suppose soul means that i can hear you and see you and love you in every single, single thing in the whole world asleep or awake”?
    I love you :)(Report)Reply

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  • John Richter (8/10/2015 8:26:00 AM)

    Mr Nowlan's writing is indeed incredibly unique and hits a spot on the soul that so few others seem to be able to find. This wonderful little poem says more things than I could find words for in a month of rain....(Report)Reply

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  • Birgitta Abimbola HeikkaBirgitta Abimbola Heikka (6/18/2014 6:27:00 PM)

    love poem written in a unique way. Liked it.(Report)Reply

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  • Kay Staley (6/18/2014 4:38:00 PM)

    Simple message that is quite easy to identify with. Not a strong meaning that leaves you wanting to change your life or make your situation better, just a quiet reality that is enjoyable to recognize. This poem would be stronger if it was longer and suggested other actions of a person in love. If it went on with more examples it would be more memorable and someone may wish to memorize it and truly ponder it.(Report)Reply

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  • Orly Palmaria (11/20/2013 6:22:00 AM)

    it is not suggestive but it is thought provoking. in the end you'll find that slit of smile from in your face.(Report)Reply

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  • Kanniappan Kanniappan (6/18/2013 12:27:00 PM)

    Nicely written. It is true they’ll think I’m crazy.(Report)Reply

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  • Kaila GeorgeKaila George (6/20/2012 12:02:00 AM)

    That was brillant...bravo...thanks for the share...and no your not crazy.(Report)Reply

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  • Hunter HuntersHunter Hunters (6/18/2012 6:37:00 AM)

    You're not, luv ur poem.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 2, 2003



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