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The Fragility Of Love
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States)

The Fragility Of Love

The fragility of love

Only angels and butterflies should write love poems.
When elephants, giraffes and gruff sailors try to,
they sink into the mire of unfinished thoughts not
clarified, hazy sentimental longings and clumsy
footwork. The ungainly trying to dance to a tune of
love that confuses them, leaving behind deep wounds
in the delicate soil of adoration that will never heal.
Or worst of all, the ultimate shame, to have ones
declaration of love turned into a folklore joke.

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Comments (3)

so crowded out there. all I see are people.
Do we really need lines 10 and 20 numbered? Do we really need this poem as poem of the day? There are countless better ones that PH could have chosen, many of them by Whitman himself!
The city of such women! The city of such young men~ I swear I cannot live happy without!