Lovely English love poems
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True understanding must prevail,
So that our love will never fail;
And if our thoughts don’t harmonize,
We both should try to compromise.
BY KATHERINE MANSFIELD
Outside the sky is light with stars;
There’s a hollow roaring from the sea.
And, alas! for the little almond flowers,
The wind is shaking the almond tree.
How little I thought, a year ago,
In the horrible cottage upon the Lee
That he and I should be sitting so
And sipping a cup of camomile tea.
Light as feathers the witches fly,
The horn of the moon is plain to see;
By a firefly under a jonquil flower
A goblin toasts a bumble-bee.
We might be fifty, we might be five,
So snug, so compact, so wise are we!
Under the kitchen-table leg
My knee is pressing against his knee.
Our shutters are shut, the fire is low,
The tap is dripping peacefully;
The saucepan shadows on the wall
They are black and round and plain to see.
“NEVER GIVE ALL THE HEART”
BY W.B. YEATS
Never give all the heart, for love
Will hardly seem worth thinking of
To passionate women, if it seems
Certain, and they never dream
That it fades out from kiss to kiss;
For everything lovely is
But a brief, dreamy, kind delight.
O never give the heart outright,
For they, for all smooth lips can say,
Have given their hearts up to the play.
And who could play it well enough
If deaf and dumb and blind with love?
He that made this knows all the cost,
For he gave all his heart and lost.
“LOVE IS A FIRE THAT BURNS UNSEEN”
BY LUÍS VAZ DE CAMÕES, TRANSLATED BY RICHARD ZENITH
Love is a fire that burns unseen,
a wound that aches yet isn’t felt,
an always discontent contentment,
a pain that rages without hurting,
longing for nothing but too long,
loneliness amid people,
a never feeling pleased when pleased,
a passion that gains when lost in thought.
It’s being enslaved of your own free will;
it’s counting your defeat a victory;
But if it’s so self-contradictory,
how can Love, when Love chooses,
bring human hearts into sympathy?
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