Thomas Hardy

(2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 / Dorchester / England)

She, To Him Iv - Poem by Thomas Hardy

Play Poem Video

THIS love puts all humanity from me;
I can but maledict her, pray her dead,
For giving love and getting love of thee--
Feeding a heart that else mine own had fed!

How much I love I know not, life not known,
Save as some unit I would add love by;
But this I know, my being is but thine own--
Fused from its separateness by ecstasy.

And thus I grasp thy amplitudes, of her
Ungrasped, though helped by nigh-regarding eyes;
Canst thou then hate me as an envier
Who see unrecked what I so dearly prize?
Believe me, Lost One, Love is lovelier
The more it shapes its moans in selfish-wise.


Comments about She, To Him Iv by Thomas Hardy

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: hate, believe, lost, love, heart, life



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



[Hata Bildir]