Amelia Opie

(12 November 1769 – 2 December 1853 / Norwich)

Secret Love


Not one kind look....one friendly word!
Wilt thou in chilling silence sit;
Nor through the social hour afford
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  • Gold Star - 10,456 Points * Sunprincess * (5/27/2014 10:53:00 AM)

    ................love should never be kept secret....cause the one you love may have the same feelings for you....if kept secret and love was never embraced....then it would be a tragedy... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,965 Points Francis Lynch (4/4/2014 10:44:00 PM)

    Hmm. Sounds like he bonked her then left her. Nasty business, and not very empowering. It may even rank with teenage angst. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,654 Points Ramesh Rai (4/4/2014 10:07:00 PM)

    My heart fill with enormous love by this ageless write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 96 Points Richard Blay (4/4/2014 12:52:00 PM)

    such poems never fails by time and space. classic! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 23 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (4/4/2014 10:13:00 AM)

    A poem carried forward from 400 years ago. What a place the world must have been for women in those far off days. No matter how they felt, they could not utter a word. When love was thrust upon them, they more or less had to accept providing Papa gave his consent. Yet she expresses herself with a gentle humour and a charming turn of phrase. I hope you lady poets are reading out there. Let's have no more of this Hey Lad. Do you want a girl frend (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mel Merrill (4/4/2014 2:56:00 AM)

    I liked it. I applaud your brave use of rhyme and the scholarly way you employ it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carlos Echeverria (4/4/2012 10:58:00 AM)

    Unbridled passion thwarted by ambition; in this modern age-the roles are inverted. Would a man be brave enough to share his secret love? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brenden Lisk (4/4/2012 10:38:00 AM)

    This poem sucks big dong. You should kill yourself (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Danjosh Zeus (4/4/2012 3:52:00 AM)

    such a romantic poem.....thumbs up! ... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tee''k Aminu (4/4/2011 12:59:00 PM)

    Nice, long and very creative. I luv d poem so much i wish it was written by me. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 516 Points Juan Olivarez (4/4/2011 8:26:00 AM)

    Excellent poetry, the lamentation of a scorned lover, scorned for a career not another woman, the cruelest blow of all. The pleading of a lover for a bit of attention, and being completely overlooked. Amelie Opie was an excellent poetess. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie quercus : I've never got paid for my hits... (4/4/2010 7:08:00 AM)

    Thank you for sharing this awesome write - it's inspired me to add my own ending to the story:

    And aught of life I dare to define
    as envy’s suffocating fumes,
    conspiracy that’s crossed the line
    to pave the path to many tombs…

    But I am fine and choose to be
    to breathe in the air of the truth…
    To love and live means to be free
    and swap weary lines for eternal youth… (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 508 Points Ramesh T A (4/4/2010 3:18:00 AM)

    Beautifully written poem about a lady's deep love for his counter part's success to fame and the sacrifice she is ready to undergo! This is the mark of real love in life! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ripper Moore (4/4/2008 1:59:00 PM)

    Delightful! Beautiful! So sad! To how many dumb sufferers has Ms. Opie given voice? A poet's (or songwriter's, or playwright's) genius lies in giving expression to life's experience, so that the listener may say 'Yes! That is me! How well am I understood! ' Or possibly 'Oh! Now I comprehend how that person felt! ' I am humbled by this poem's insight, so eloquently expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maliha Mirza (4/4/2008 2:56:00 AM)

    I like it but you shold not write these kind of poem you shold write a good poems (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Moon light (4/4/2007 1:22:00 PM)

    =) i like tat poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Archie Langford (4/4/2007 4:36:00 AM)

    truly a joy to read AL (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 148 Points June Smithster (4/4/2006 11:17:00 AM)

    this poem is longer than any thing I have written
    but that is no problem
    I am struggling Poet
    starving artist
    maybe someday you will make me Poet for a day (Report) Reply



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