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Rating: 3.6

Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

It will blind you with tears
like a lover.

It will make your reflection
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: food
Susan Williams 26 October 2015

She is fierce, wry, and her eye is very discerning. Read her carefully. Enjoy her well

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Prence Shqipe 26 April 2015

For Valentine’s Day not ‘red rose, satin heart, cute card….kissogram’, just onions. Throughout the poem the onion is a metaphor for love, developed in different ways. You must be careful with love to get its benefit, just as you must be careful with the onion. The ‘onion’ in this poem is also an image which forms an analogy for the poet’s views and attitude to love relationship and romance. As always stunning and unique!

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Bill Wright 22 April 2016

Fantastic imagery and an excellent metaphor.

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Pranab K Chakraborty 14 February 2015

Fantastic project to onionify a gift to a special day, at least a day to demonstrate the degree of love to the special one. Fantastic metaphor. Thanks a lot. Enjoyed much.

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Kono dio da 08 July 2020

I don't think that the poem is mainly about food...

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faith 24 May 2019

this poem is fantabulous and I love big pp

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faith 24 May 2019

I love it a lot and it is very smert

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Ellie-Mary 24 May 2019

i think youre very smert

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faith 23 May 2019

it's very good and I really liked it

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