POEM - W. H. Auden | Valentina Duracinsky: POEM - W. H. Auden

December 2, 2013

POEM - W. H. Auden

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.


Rocio Otero said...

que bonito!


Tania Franco said...

Oh how beautiful words can be. They havea way of taking me to magical places. Book lover here.:))


Edyta said...

I love the fact that it doesn't matter what stars you think of (either in the sky or celebs) the words still apply regardless!


Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Beautiful poem :) xx


JuYeon An said...

are you busy?

Roxy's Rocks said...

such a nice poem!

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