Edward Wright Haile

Rookie - 20 Points (Virginia)

Zz 319 If Friends And Lovers - Poem by Edward Wright Haile

If friend and lover were one and the same
successively, who then could say what spoils
belong to either left by the other’s claim?
Til then the matter through definitions toils.

My lover cannot violate my space.
A friend is limited to close approach.
A lover is more careful what she says.
On friendship jealousy can only poach.

My lover’s my possession, I am hers.
My friends become their friends crossbred at will.
I may have any number, none the worse.
We share all things but lovers mutual.

Does anybody suffer from confusion
which is a friend and which immortal fusion?


Comments about Zz 319 If Friends And Lovers by Edward Wright Haile

  • (5/3/2008 8:43:00 AM)


    how true...wonderful poem thank you (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Malini Kadir (2/19/2008 2:17:00 AM)


    no doubt....it is all said...... (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Friday, March 2, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]