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Margaret Atwood Short Poems

Famous Short Margaret Atwood Poems. Short poetry by famous poet Margaret Atwood. A collection of the all-time best Margaret Atwood short poems


by Margaret Atwood
 You fit into me
like a hook into an eye
A fish hook
An open eye



by Margaret Atwood
 Marriage is not 
a house or even a tent 

it is before that, and colder: 

The edge of the forest, the edge 
of the desert 
 the unpainted stairs
at the back where we squat 
outside, eating popcorn 

where painfully and with wonder 
at having survived even 
this far 

we are learning to make fire

by Margaret Atwood
 What should we have taken
with us? We never could decide
on that; or what to wear,
or at what time of
year we should make the journey

So here we are in thin
raincoats and rubber boots

On the disastrous ice, the wind rising

Nothing in our pockets

But a pencil stub, two oranges
Four Toronto streetcar tickets

and an elastic band holding a bundle
of small white filing cards
printed with important facts.