If Thou Must Love Me – A Short Poem
Now, I’m not really a fan of poems, mushy or otherwise, but this one here, by Elizabeth Barret Browing, i like. Maybe a better suiting title would be If Love Me Thou Must, but anyway.. Here is the wonderful Poem:
Except for love’s sake only. Do not say
“I love her for her smile her look her way
Of speaking gently, for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of ease on such a day”
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee, and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity’s wiping my cheek dry,
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby!
But love me for love’s sake, that evermore
Thou may’st love on, through love’s eternity.
More posts on similar lines coming up soon…!