Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The More Loving One - W.H.Auden

I came across this lovely poem by W.H.Auden 'The More Loving One'. Its sublimely beautiful!

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 darkness sublime,
Though this might take me a little time.

- W.H. Auden

2 comments:

Sakshi (Shilpa Ramesh Maiya) said...

i dont have to say anything. :)

k said...

Thank you for sharing this! :)