Friday, January 3, 2003

Variations On The Word Love Comments

Rating: 4.3

This is a word we use to plug
holes with. It's the right size for those warm
blanks in speech, for those red heart-
shaped vacancies on the page that look nothing

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Margaret Atwood
COMMENTS
Mahtab Bangalee 18 July 2019

vacuums between the stars that press on us with their deafness. It's not love we don't wish to fall into, but that fear. // beautiful poem penned and shared; thanks

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Savita Tyagi 18 July 2019

Interesting poem. Love is certainly a good filler. Not only for unfinished thoughts but also unfulfilled life if only one would give it a chance. The poems abounds with creativity!

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Khairul Ahsan 18 July 2019

' but that fear. this word is not enough but it will have to do. It's a single vowel in this metallic silence, a mouth that says O again and again in wonder and pain, a breath, a finger grip on a cliffside. You can hold on or let go.' - Wonderful! Rightly chosen as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!

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Edward Kofi Louis 18 July 2019

In wonder! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Glen Kappy 18 July 2019

If we may have thought that all that could be written in poems about love had been exhausted, here’s this poem with its vivid and tactile images and words. Nope. Not exhausted. Can love ever be? -Glen

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Banamala Sen 18 July 2019

Exceptional! Last four lines - how meaningful, Superb!

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Ratnakar Mandlik 18 July 2019

An amazing thought provoking poem showing the hollowness of frequently used words like love and two of us without meaning either of them. Well deserved modern poem of the Day.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 18 July 2019

There are whole magazines with not much in them but the word love, you can rub it all over your body and you can cook with it too.....outstanding conceptualization. A beautiful poem on love is wisely delineated.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 18 July 2019

Margaret Atwood’s masterpiece, ‘Surfacing' vibrates in my mind while I go through this wonderful work on love! The illustrious expression, “There are whole magazines with not much in them but the word love” signifies why Margaret Atwood’s works are so endearing!

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Adeeb Alfateh 18 July 2019

It's not love we don't wish to fall into, but that fear. this word is not enough but it will have to do. It's a single vowel in this metallic silence, ow great great 10+++++++++++++++

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Bernard F. Asuncion 18 July 2019

A lovely poem by Margaret Attwood...

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drewlia 05 February 2018

We love this poem.and we always find this poem. I remember when i said this to her on our wedding day and we've been together ever since.

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Nanziri Janet 11 February 2016

I tend to think that every one should listen to this poem....on point

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