Margaret Atwood

Ottawa, Ontario
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Variation On The Word Sleep

Rating: 4.2
I would like to watch you sleeping,
which may not happen.
I would like to watch you,
sleeping. I would like to sleep
with you, to enter
your sleep as its smooth dark wave
slides over my head

and walk with you through that lucent
wavering forest of bluegreen leaves
with its watery sun & three moons
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Kathie Flynn 06 December 2020
Beautiful, she’s amazing, such flow, feeling , the words are perfect
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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 January 2020
What a loveliest naughtiest poem, a flirting one, but true mesmerizing and captured wel. This poem shows the trails of a CLASSIC POETESS. A 10 Topscore and much much more. By using the Anaphora, the reader gets a sensual and touching poem. Dear Mrs. Atwood, last year December or Nov 2019, you have been interviewed by our Dutch newspaper called NRC Handelsblad, perhaps a latest novel of you would be published, am not sure
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Adeeb Alfateh 22 September 2019
of your dream, from the grief at the center I would like to follow you up the long stairway again & become the boat that would row you back carefully, a flame in two cupped hands to where your body lies beside me, great rate 10+++++
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wdaniel 04 February 2018
It's not necessary to pause after each line of poetry
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A.Michael Dhanaraj 25 December 2017
It is not that easy to understand the poem though it looks very simple. Atwood has the uncanny knack of composing poems the meaning of which will be hidden and the reader has the liberty to deduce the meaning as far his imagination can go.
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Michael Morgan 01 October 2014
This is an amazing poem. To what extant the poet prevails over her unidentified subject through self-abnegation is for the individual reader to determine, according to his or her degree of cynicism. But it can be happily read at face value. Has a mythic scariness. MM
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Casey Gauthier 23 October 2007
pretty much I have no words to tell you how much I adore this poem...
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