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.

by Henry David Thoreau Click to read full poem

Comments about Indeed, Indeed I Cannot Tell

Kimberlee Cherry 28 Apr 2019 10:59
Awesome way to describe marriage
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Sadik Al Amin 08 Mar 2018 11:59
Wow. its very nice. Amazing as well
Edward Kofi Louis 08 Mar 2018 10:08
I ponder on it well! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Subhas Chandra Chakra 08 Mar 2018 10:06
A dilemma of love and hate, so well portrayed by the poet so nicely. 10++++
narayana aghalaya 08 Mar 2018 08:54
what a marvellous poem! thou will trust me when thou dost disgust me! Only a great master can create a poem like this!
Savita Tyagi 08 Mar 2018 08:45
Conflicting emotions expressed with greate intensity and choice of words.
Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 08 Mar 2018 08:19
The human emotion of love and hate philosophically told by the great poet.
Kumarmani Mahakul 08 Mar 2018 01:38
Amusing depiction on love and hate. Beautiful poem.
Bernard F. Asuncion 08 Mar 2018 01:27
Such a great poem by Henry David Thoreau👍👍👍
Frank Avon 07 Oct 2014 09:01
Thoreau was a better writer of prose than of poetry. However, overall, he is one my most admired writers of all time. What I like much better than his poetry is a book of excerpts from his journal, rewritten in lines and preseted as found poetry: All Nature Is My Bride. If had simply written such poetry in his lifetime, he would have beaten Whitman at his own game. Thoreau's prose is very poetic, even the impromptu writings in his journals, from which these found poems are taken. What a master writer he was.
Alice Cordy 07 Oct 2014 05:41
Mixed feelings of love and hate, I can relate to your feeling within this poem.
Alice Cordy 07 Oct 2014 05:39
Strong mixed feels between love and hate, I can relate to. I thoroughly enjoyed the reading. Excellent.
John Richter 07 Oct 2014 12:37
I'm thinking his wife must have hogged the covers on that previous eve.... Quite a distillation of feelings in whatever relationship he pondered here..... Pleasantly presented in somewhat steady meter and the humor in his heart appears very loudly to me. I suspect Henry had a grand time divining this one.
Floyd Biggie Hwende 07 Oct 2014 11:14
i liked this one it says some thing. and it is really a dilema met by most hearts. check some of my poems
Soulful Heart 07 Oct 2014 08:14
the dilema of a human heart.....the tragedy of loving a person inspite of being hurt the most by the same individual....hatred and love two sides of the same coin....u hatred and love are usually directly proportional...all these themes in one poem.....
Sagnik Chakraborty 07 Oct 2014 02:34
Extreme love mixed with extreme hatred; the bipolar aspect of a stormy relation beautifully expressed through sublime verse.
Terry Craddock 07 Oct 2014 01:20
Surely, surely, thou wilt trust me When I say thou dost disgust me. No trust does not enter into this equation, hating to the point of annihilating, does not equate to sometimes against my will, / My dear friend, I love thee still. This is more than being of two minds, split personality cannot calm such volatile waters, such an on going love hate relationship of such intensity, would ultimately lead to the hate annihilating persona killing the beloved hated friend in one of the explosive hate cycles; thus killing the one loved, conflict solved in explosive emotive action.
Queeny Gona 07 Oct 2013 07:37
Treason to love A sin to God Inevitable to love Against the will of protagonists Superb read......
Manohar Bhatia 07 Oct 2013 07:28
The poet ponders that even if his love betrays him, he will still love her, rather indulge in pure impartial hate.