If love were what the rose is
and I were like the leaf
Our lives would grow together
In sad or singing weather
blown fields or flowerful closes
green pleasure or gray grief
I love were what the rose is
And I were like the leaf

If I were what the words are
and love were like the tune
with double sound and single
delight our lips would minglle
with kisses glad as birds are
that get sweet rain at noon
If I were what the words are
and love were like the tune

If you life, my darling
and I your love were death
We’d shine and snow together
Ere march made sweet weather
with daffodil and starling
and hours of fruitful breath
If you were life, my darling
and I your love were death

If you were thrall to sorrow
and I were page to joy
We’d play for lives and seasons
With loving looks and treasons
and tears of night and morrow
and laughs of maid and a boy
If you were thrall to sorrow
and I were page to joy

If you were April’s lady
and I were lord in May
we’d throw with leaves for hours
and draw for days with flowers
till day like night were shady
and night were bright like a day
If you were April’s lady
and I were lord in May

If you were queen of pleasure
and I were king of pain
we’d hunt down love together
oluck out his flying-feather
and teach his feet a measure
and find his mouth a rein
If you were queen of pleasure
and I were king of pain

Algernon charles swinburne

Hee..I found this lovely poem from gift book from C as my 21th birthday. Its entitled “365 Love Poems”.  It contains very very beautiful poems that make you melt and flying high. Yeh, I did.. a lot. haha No specific purpose for posting this actually. I just want to share. Haha

p/s: I think I turn out to be a bit “Jiwang” because I still awake at 447am hee.. Ignore this post.:P

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