Wednesday, November 19, 2008

And Now A Reading From W.H. Auden....

Just now I read a poem, and I wanted to share it with all of you.  Here it is.

"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"

— W.H. Auden

Here's to all of you letting the more loving one be you!

Thank you, Auden. I am humbled.


1 comment:

Raelene said...

Thank you for sharing this. Beautiful.