Spazio alla poesia. If thou must love me ...

Spazio alla poesia. If thou must love me ...

Messaggioda eco_admin » 04 set 2011

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IF THOU MUST LOVE ME, LET IT BE FOR NOUGHT (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)


If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love’s sake only. Do not say
‘I love her for her smile – her look – her way
Of speaking gently, - for a trick of thought

That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day, -
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee, - and love so wrought

May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity’s wiping my cheeks dry:
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby

But love me for love’s sake, that evermore
Thou mayst love on through love’s eternity
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