Hal Caufield Poems
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The Irony Of Love
Irony is a literary or rhetorical device.
The essayist Henry Watson Fowler wrote:
“any definition of irony
—though hundreds might be given,
and very few of them would be accepted—
must include this,
that the surface meaning
and the underlying meaning of
what is said are not the same.'
He left out that any definition of
Irony must include that it is cruel.
I never understood
The meaning of irony
Or how cruel it can be,
Until you told me,
That though you may love me,
You find it difficult to
Hear the words
“I love you” from ...
I have for these many years
Pondered the arbitrariness of time.
I have witnessed first hand
Wanton wholesale loss
Caused by missed opportunity.
But it wasn’t until I realized that
I had mislaid a chance to love you,
That I knew ignobility of time.