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Friendship - Poem by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

What's friendship? The hangover's faction,
The gratis talk of outrage,
Exchange by vanity, inaction,
Or bitter shame of patronage.

Comments about Friendship by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

  • Mahtab Bangalee 3/13/2019 2:03:00 AM

    wonderful expression on friendship-
    Exchange by vanity, inaction,
    Or bitter shame of patronage. ///
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  • Michael Hagwood 7/19/2015 12:39:00 AM

    i get a feeling that the poet was mad about something


    when he worte the poem
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  • Brigie Murphy 6/21/2015 2:46:00 PM

    That is a great poem, good job Alexander Reply

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  • Stephen W 5/22/2014 5:19:00 PM

    Emma, a seeming Russian, tells us it is a good translation. This puzzles me, because it doesn't make any sense in English at all. Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 5/22/2014 4:05:00 AM

    A beautiful poem about friendship. Reply

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  • Brian Jani 5/22/2014 3:29:00 AM

    Alex nice poem man! ! Reply

    Brigie Murphy (6/21/2015 2:45:00 PM)

    Indeed, that is a great poem

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  • Joseph Poewhit 5/22/2012 8:57:00 PM

    Sort of saying we can have a good time but, but, lets stay on our side of the street. Have a wine - BUT? ? ? ? ? ? ? Reply

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  • Kevin Patrick 5/22/2012 1:47:00 PM

    The hangover faction, suggest that a friend is like alchohaul, a pretense of joy through chemical delusions which in the end are a futile and somewhat painful enchantment, that would have been wise to take in moderation. In an era were facebook makes friends out of people we have no personal knowledge of other than a cursory and superficial pleasantries, it suggest that connections are doomed if they exists as surface niceness. A true friend is someone who goes beyond the exchange of vanity and inaction and is one who listens and excepts one through the worst times. That is a friend and Pushkin is merrily elucidating the qualities of what a friend is not, but which we generally go by. Reply

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  • Carlos Echeverria 5/22/2012 11:10:00 AM

    What's friendship to Pushkin?
    Its very basis
    he throws into question,
    implying we have two faces.
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  • Deci Hernandez 5/22/2012 9:56:00 AM

    Though he got a thumbs down, i agree with kevin shaw. We expect the relationship of friendship to be some sort of strong bond, but it is often a weak bond dressed up temporaily as something strong. patronage. but friendship is indeed a relationship to honor. no matter our friends inperfections, even when they are to the point of disgust. for we all have these points and all are in need of fiends. friendship translates in every language. Reply

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Friendship Poems
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  2. 2. Friendship Ixx
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  3. 3. Friendship
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  4. 4. True Friendship
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  5. 5. The Pleasures Of Friendship
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  6. 6. Sonnet: A Lost Friendship
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  7. 7. Friendship
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  8. 8. Love And Friendship
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  9. 9. Friendship
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  10. 10. (1) A Friendship Bridge
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  11. 11. Friendship With Romance!
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  12. 12. Friendship
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  13. 13. ! From Kahlil Gibran On Friendship
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  14. 14. Friendship After Love
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  15. 15. Friendship
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  16. 16. Your Friendship
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  17. 17. ! Love And Friendship
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  18. 18. ***friendship***
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  19. 19. Canine Feline Friendship - Part I
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  20. 20. Friendship
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  21. 21. Our True Friendship
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  22. 22. Friendship
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  23. 23. Canine Feline Friendship - Part Ii
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  24. 24. .friendship Of Lovers
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  25. 25. ! Friendship!
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  26. 26. 8. Eternal Friendship
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  27. 27. A Friendship
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  28. 28. Friendship
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  29. 29. Love And Friendship.
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  30. 30. Gen Friendship
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  31. 31. ! Friendship
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  32. 32. Friendship
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  33. 33. Friendship Or Love
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  34. 34. To My Excellent Lucasia, On Our Friendship
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  35. 35. Hand Of Friendship
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  36. 36. Friendship Must Be Earned
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  37. 37. True Friendship
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  38. 38. Trapped In A Prism (Friendship Friend..
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  39. 39. On The Friendship Betwixt Two Ladies
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  40. 40. Ring Of Friendship
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  41. 41. Friendship Is Friendship
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  42. 42. A Retir'D Friendship
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  43. 43. Farewell To Your Friendship
    Jennifer Rondeau
  44. 44. Broken Friendship
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  45. 45. Friendship Between Ephelia And Ardelia
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  46. 46. The Abc's Of Friendship
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  47. 47. Friendship
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  48. 48. Broken Friendship
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  49. 49. Glove Of Friendship
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  50. 50. Friendship
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Friendship Poems

  1. True Friendship

    The feeling of friendship from the start Is that special feeling in your heart A feeling from deep down inside A feeling that no one should hide A friend is there through good and bad They make you happy when you're sad they brighten up your darkest day Just by the simple thing's they say Now friendship can't be bought or sold It may get tarnished, and may get old You can over come your greatest fear Just look around and it is there Now friendship's one and only cost Is to make sure that it's never lost

  2. Friendship

    I think awhile of Love, and while I think, Love is to me a world, Sole meat and sweetest drink, And close connecting link Tween heaven and earth. I only know it is, not how or why, My greatest happiness; However hard I try, Not if I were to die, Can I explain. I fain would ask my friend how it can be, But when the time arrives, Then Love is more lovely Than anything to me, And so I'm dumb. For if the truth were known, Love cannot speak, But only thinks and does; Though surely out 'twill leak Without the help of Greek, Or any tongue. A man may love the truth and practise it, Beauty he may admire, And goodness not omit, As much as may befit To reverence. But only when these three together meet, As they always incline, And make one soul the seat, And favorite retreat, Of loveliness; When under kindred shape, like loves and hates And a kindred nature, Proclaim us to be mates, Exposed to equal fates Eternally; And each may other help, and service do, Drawing Love's bands more tight, Service he ne'er shall rue While one and one make two, And two are one; In such case only doth man fully prove Fully as man can do, What power there is in Love His inmost soul to move Resistlessly. ______ Two sturdy oaks I mean, which side by side, Withstand the winter's storm, And spite of wind and tide, Grow up the meadow's pride, For both are strong Above they barely touch, but undermined Down to their deepest source, Admiring you shall find Their roots are intertwined Insep'rably.

  3. The Pleasures Of Friendship

    The pleasures of friendship are exquisite, How pleasant to go to a friend on a visit! I go to my friend, we walk on the grass, And the hours and moments like minutes pass.

  4. Friendship Ixx

    And a youth said, "Speak to us of Friendship." Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace. When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay." And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart; For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed. When you part from your friend, you grieve not; For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain. And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught. And let your best be for your friend. If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also. For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill? Seek him always with hours to live. For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness. And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.