Love's Reality

I walk, I trust, with open eyes;
I've travelled half my worldly course;
And in the way behind me lies
Much vanity and some remorse;
I've lived to feel how pride may part
Spirits, tho' matched like hand and glove;
I've blushed for love's abode, the heart;
But have not disbelieved in love;
Nor unto love, sole mortal thing
Or worth immortal, done the wrong
To count it, with the rest that sing,
Unworthy of a serious song;
And love is my reward: for now,
When most of dead'ning time complain,
The myrtle blooms upon my brow,
Its odour quickens all my brain.

by Coventry Patmore

Comments (8)

There is nothing like love in life. Love is the mantra for strengthening the fabric of life at personal and social level. It is a prerequisite for peaceful co-existence among all people in the world. Thanks. I've blushed for love's abode, the heart; And love is my reward
Beautifully done ,l like the lines, the first four lines...says experience and wisdom gained, I love those lines!
This poem was such an easy flowing thing to read and honest to the core as well.
Love the essence of life and a mind opening poem here likes.
Such a nice poem on the reality of love... thanks for posting....
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