A Short Love Poem
If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Poet: Thomas Moore
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
More thoughts and verses on love by Thomas Moore:
Which I gaze on so fondly to-day
Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms,
Like fairy-gifts fading away,
Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art,
Let thy loveliness fade as it will,
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still.
It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,
And they cheeks unprofaned by a tear,
That the fervor and faith of a soul can be known,
To which time will but make thee more dear;
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close,
As the sun-flower turns on her god, when he sets,
The same look which she turned when he rose.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.
It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
No, there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream.
And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again.