Literaryadmirations

The More Loving One..

Have you ever felt you were always doomed to be the “more loving one”, take comfort in knowing it’s a feeling that’s existed centuries before you and will exist centuries after. It’s a part of life many go through and survive and so WILL you. *I hope*

 

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This week’s Literary Admiration goes to W.H Auden for poetry that still speaks to the modern soul.

The More Loving One

Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
That, for all they care, I can go to hell,
But on earth indifference is the least
We have to dread from man or beast.

How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.

Admirer as I think I am
Of stars that do not give a damn,
I cannot, now I see them, say
I missed one terribly all day.

Were all stars to disappear or die,
I should learn to look at an empty sky
And feel its total dark sublime,
Though this might take me a little time.

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