.....If Love Were Like Water (Best Love Poems)

If love were like water
I'd build you a fountain,
And if love were like stone
I'd bring you a mountain.
If love were like air
I'd set whirlwinds free,
But as these are not love
I'll just give you me.

(1995)

by Charles Wiles

Comments (4)

Beautiful, Truthful, Timeless, I love this man who was
It angers me that so few people have heard of this stubborn noble mind. The cold passion for truth/Hunts in no pack. I think it' a cold passion - or maybe a white-hot passion - that thrills in all Jeffers's work.
Have just discovered Robinson Jeffars at a somewhat late stage in life. His voice is in time. This poem is uncanny.
You are not Catullus, you know, To lampoon these crude sketches of Caesar. You are far From Dante's feet, but even farther from his dirty Political hatreds. Let boys want pleasure, and men Struggle for power, and women perhaps for fame, And the servile to serve a Leader and the dupes to be duped. Yours is not theirs. - (in ITALIAN) : Non sei Catullo, sai, Per mettere in satira questi rozzi profili di Cesare. Sei lontano Dalle orme di Dante, ma ancor più lontano dai suoi sconci Livori politici. Lascia che i ragazzi cerchino il piacere, e gli uomini Lottino per il potere, e le donne forse per la fama, E che l'abietto serva un leader e i creduloni siano ingannati. Tu non sei loro.