A POET’S LOVE CAN LOVE

A poet’s love can love
One they have not loved yet,
One they have not kissed yet.

A poet’s love can love
One who sighs for nothing
On the other side of the planet.

A poet’s love can love
One they have never met,
One who is unlikely.
One they will not forget.

Some build a love,
But only build a tomb.
They send too many flowers
And smother love in its room.

But a poet’s love can love
A tiny bit of gloom,
A strong cup of tea,
Which tastes like that gloom
Unfailingly.

A poet’s love can love
A small, comfortable room,
A small room for eternity—
A love that weeps for doom,
And laughs for sanity.

 

 

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