Edmund Spenser

(1552 - 13 January 1599 / London / England)

My Love Is Like To Ice - Poem by Edmund Spenser

My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
Is not dissolved through my so hot desire,
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Comments about My Love Is Like To Ice by Edmund Spenser

  • Roseann Shawiak (1/18/2016 10:55:00 AM)

    Very mind enticing poem, loved how it's crafted in a contradictory way, it stimulates the mind's desire and passion quite well. Loved this poem! RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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  • Alisha Castle Alisha Castle (12/27/2015 12:46:00 PM)

    this is such a wonderful poetry (Report) Reply

  • Alem Hailu G/kristos Alem Hailu G/kristos (12/25/2015 7:09:00 AM)

    Paradox is a key device in crafting good poems.I really appreciate the poet this device into play to grab attention.Fire could not melt ice, which could not extinguish fire.A great poet (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (12/10/2015 9:50:00 PM)

    very cool
    but not iced poetry
    she must be cold
    not like you warm
    some women are
    like radish and cabbage (Report) Reply

  • Angelique Rigas Angelique Rigas (12/6/2015 6:16:00 PM)

    I love this poem; it is so beautiful! it hooks the reader right away, and completely blows one's mind. (Report) Reply

  • Anitah Muwanguzi Anitah Muwanguzi (12/3/2015 8:18:00 AM)

    A very powerful poem. Unrequited love, boundless passion. So sad it sometimes is this way, and there's no justification for the emotions that won't fade. (Report) Reply

  • Along Bar (10/23/2015 12:34:00 PM)

    Such is the power of love in gentle mind... Nicely done! (Report) Reply

  • Akintoye Temitayo Akintoye Temitayo (9/9/2015 3:21:00 PM)

    beautifully done. its brilliant (Report) Reply

  • Tara Johnson Tara Johnson (8/18/2015 1:55:00 PM)

    i really love this poem (Report) Reply

  • Nyota Yasulwe Nyota Yasulwe (8/11/2015 7:53:00 AM)

    Very well written poem! Ice and fire staying together without quenching each other. (Report) Reply

  • Angel Dzidula-komla Angel Dzidula-komla (7/31/2015 5:16:00 PM)

    beautiful poem piece. prolific work done (Report) Reply

  • Sofia Kioroglou Sofia Kioroglou (7/30/2015 7:50:00 AM)

    No words can describe the beauty of this poem! Excellent work! (Report) Reply

  • Herbert Guitang Herbert Guitang (7/12/2015 3:36:00 AM)

    My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
    How comes it then that this her cold so great
    Is not dissolved through my so hot desire,
    The best (Report) Reply

  • Allotey Abossey (5/23/2015 9:55:00 PM)

    good one there my friend (Report) Reply

  • Allotey Abossey (5/23/2015 9:54:00 PM)

    good one there my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair Madathil Rajendran Nair (4/7/2015 1:07:00 AM)

    Very truly said:

    Such is the power of love in gentle mind,
    That it can alter all the course of kind. (Report) Reply

  • Edgar Stevens Edgar Stevens (12/10/2014 3:18:00 AM)

    this is one nice poem... (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/30/2014 9:04:00 PM)

    Conflicting ideas, views, concepts, attitudes and what else may collide, yet, love will survive amidst all that! An excellent theme and a wonderful write. I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Kay Staley (9/30/2014 9:49:00 AM)

    The last two lines are so very nice. Sometimes I wish that we still talked like that so I could learn to better understand the exact connotations on all the words he uses. There is no question as to why this poem is still around. I feel like there is more to it than what it says...I wonder what Edmund Spenser was thinking about when he wrote it? (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/30/2014 4:00:00 AM)

    such is the power of love in gentle mind. That it can alter all the course of kind. A great poem. More than four hundred years before the poem created and in such beauty and word power. The experience of reading such poems really feeling happiness. (Report) Reply










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