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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Love's Blindness by Alfred Austin



Love's Blindness by Alfred Austin
Now do I know that Love is blind, for I
Can see no beauty on this beauteous earth,
No life, no light, no hopefulness, no mirth,
Pleasure nor purpose, when thou art not nigh.
Thy absence exiles sunshine from the sky,
Seres Spring's maturity, checks Summer's birth,
Leaves linnet's pipe as sad as plover's cry,
And makes me in abundance find but dearth.
But when thy feet flutter the dark, and thou
With orient eyes dawnest on my distress,
Suddenly sings a bird on every bough,
The heavens expand, the earth grows less and less,
The ground is buoyant as the ether now,
And all looks lovely in thy loveliness.

My Understanding of this poem and love:
 Love is like a bright city light, a light with its own gravity, love is like a star that is borderline black hole, and you're standing at the event horizon doing everything thing in your power to felicitate a gentle slip. A gentle glide into that infinite yet finite existence. Then you are broken down into the most simplistic form of yourself, energy.

25 comments:

  1. lovely poetry. Just thought i'd say i love the picture at the top of your blog

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  2. Very nice poetry! :) Good find!

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  4. Don't think I've read any Austin before. I liked it. Thank you.

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  6. I've become too cynical for poetry maybe. All I can think is "love is projection and chemicals."

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  7. Daily pursuits for me, beautiful piece, and an excellent translation for it. Energy

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  8. Great poem. Keep it up

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  9. Love the poem - more please


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  10. @sucio i actually discoverd this the other day and loved it instantly. because this is truly what love is. they say he was the least liked author of his time hahaha.

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  11. Cool blog and poetry.


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  12. I really like your style. I'll be following. My favorite poets are Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski.

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  13. im not a huge fan of poems about romanticized love can we have some dark, gritty poems?

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  14. Nah doesn't like this one that much!

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  15. I believe someone once said:
    "Love Stinks...yeah yeah"

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  16. You make me think so endlessly.

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  17. Great poem, love to read these :)

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  18. Your understanding is far better than the poem.

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