Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Poetry Tuesday: "The More Loving One" by A.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.

4 comments:

Wisconsin Parent said...

Wow...is that you? Amazing. Did you see the stars while out in Colorado. They just seem closer some how.

LoisW said...

Simply beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

A perfect poem. Thanks.

--Brian

Unknown said...

Great choice, Betty. I love Poetry Tuesday. (I may steal this idea.)