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(12 July 1817 – 6 May 1862 / Concord, Massachusetts)

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Indeed, Indeed I Cannot Tell

Indeed indeed, I cannot tell,
Though I ponder on it well,
Which were easier to state,
All my love or all my hate.
Surely, surely, thou wilt trust me
When I say thou dost disgust me.
O, I hate thee with a hate
That would fain annihilate;
Yet sometimes against my will,
My dear friend, I love thee still.
It were treason to our love,
And a sin to God above,
One iota to abate
Of a pure impartial hate.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003


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  • Queeny Gona (10/7/2013 7:37:00 AM)

    Treason to love
    A sin to God


    Inevitable to love
    Against the will of protagonists


    Superb read......

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  • Manohar Bhatia (10/7/2013 7:28:00 AM)

    The poet ponders that even if his love betrays him, he will still love her, rather indulge in pure impartial hate.

  • Kevin Straw (10/7/2012 11:03:00 AM)

    How can his hate for one person be impartial. An impartial hate would be given equally to two or more people. You cannot be impartial towards one person.

  • Samantha Wilson (1/18/2012 9:31:00 PM)

    the perfect thing to make my birth seem like a good thing

  • Ramesh T A (10/7/2011 10:51:00 AM)

    A practical fact of life well said in this poem!

  • Julisw Kelley (10/7/2011 10:28:00 AM)

    that nice i love that poem

  • Herman Chiu (10/7/2009 7:58:00 PM)

    All I have to say is that I have a friend whose face I sometimes wish to punch in.
    'Indeed, I cannot tell', but I can relate.
    Good poem!

  • Milica Franchi De Luri (10/7/2009 4:14:00 PM)

    This poem is easy to understand. It is not philosophy, it is not split personality.It is simple honesty. There is some people in our life that we love and hate, for a reason that they can be very charming at times and very annoying at other times, you can not live with them, nor live with out them

  • Halie Weatherford (10/7/2009 12:54:00 PM)

    greatt poem [[: [[; [[;

  • Michael Harmon (10/7/2009 12:28:00 PM)

    'Indeed, Indeed I Cannot Tell'-
    Ambivalence expressed so well.

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