Friday, July 29, 2011

Love's Fool

I'll love you till China and Africa meet
and the river jumps over the mountain
and the salmon sing in the street.

W. H. Auden
Woe to the caring soul whose mind is filled with thoughts of those he never meets.
Woe to the remembering soul whose love darts never reach their target.
Woe to the lonely fool whose imaginations are his companions in the night.

Alas for the ocean waves that splash and sparkle and then are seen no more.
Alas for the pretty birthday card that was never mailed.
Alas for the dreams of romance faded like the window shade.

Weep for the expected one who did not get off the train.
Weep for the one who had to put the dress and ring away.
Weep for joy, or try to, over the others' happiness.

Tuck away the hopes and expectations for another day.
Sing in silence of heart break to the darkened sky.
Grasp the silver coin of love which cannot die.
(Never give up)

It's a long, hot, sticky summer, so here's a hot, sticky question for you. Don't let the recent New York State decision rob you of your thunder.

Same sex marriage. Should it be legal or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

13 answers so far.

You have until the last day of summer, but don't dally.
I eagerly await your answer.


1 comment:

Beth said...

That's lovely, D. Sad, but lovely.