Gwen Harwood
Taringa, Queensland
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'Thought Is Surrounded By A Halo'

Rating: 4.8
Show me the order of the world,
the hard-edge light of this-is-so
prior to all experience
and common to both world and thought,
no model, but the truth itself.

Language is not a perfect game,
and if it were, how could we play?
The world's more than the sum of things
like moon, sky, centre, body, bed,
as all the singing masters know.
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COMMENTS
Han Sen 18 November 2020
This poem is really deep. I fed chocolate to my dog accidentally
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Dr Antony Theodore 27 May 2020
Language is not a perfect game, and if it were, how could we play? The world's more than the sum of things like moon, sky, centre, body, bed, in the wild halo of tought. tony
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Tony''s Wife 18 November 2020
What are you doing on this website tony! ! ! ! who is this woman gwen! ! ! ! !
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Han Sen 18 November 2020
I actually cannot deal with you anymore tony brahmin. Your interpretations are terrible. I fed chocolate to my dog after reading what you had to say about Thought is Surrounded by a Halo
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Khairul Ahsan 28 November 2018
'The world's more than the sum of things like moon, sky, centre, body, bed, as all the singing masters know.' - Wonderful! A great message of truth in just three lines! The last stanza epitomizes the beauty of the poem, particularly the last line.
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Rajnish Manga 28 November 2018
Exquisitely beautiful portrayal of a lover's sentiments- real as well imagined. Thanks.
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Stephen 18 November 2020
thats a stupid interpretation
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Edward Kofi Louis 27 November 2018
Side by side! ! ! Muse of love and life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Glen Kappy 27 November 2018
to me this is an interesting statement about the real and the words we use to summon the real. the image of the two lovers in the last stanza is an excellent one for the intimacy it suggests as well as the part thought plays in that intimacy and the attraction that leads to it. -gk
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Metatron 18 November 2020
I dont agree with this interpretation and quite frankly i think it is stupid
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Stephen Moutsos 18 November 2020
stfu dumbass do you even literature?
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Stephen Moutsos 18 November 2020
shut up dumb dumb
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Dr. Antony Theodore 27 November 2018
A vey fine poem. congrats for POD
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Mahtab Bangalee 27 November 2018
celestial sphere or stellar orbs grasps all thinking on variations color, shape and margin...... through thick and thin, depth and superficial...../// lovely poem
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Kumarmani Mahakul 27 November 2018
Highly imaginative poem nicely executed.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 27 November 2018
Such a wonderful poem by Gwen Harwood...............
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