Love's Reality Poem by Coventry Patmore

Love's Reality

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I walk, I trust, with open eyes;
I've travelled half my worldly course;
And in the way behind me lies
Much vanity and some remorse;
I've lived to feel how pride may part
Spirits, tho' matched like hand and glove;
I've blushed for love's abode, the heart;
But have not disbelieved in love;
Nor unto love, sole mortal thing
Or worth immortal, done the wrong
To count it, with the rest that sing,
Unworthy of a serious song;
And love is my reward: for now,
When most of dead'ning time complain,
The myrtle blooms upon my brow,
Its odour quickens all my brain.

Love's Reality
Edward Kofi Louis 15 July 2017

With Open Eyes! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 15 July 2017

Such a nice poem on the reality of love... thanks for posting....

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Love the essence of life and a mind opening poem here likes.

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Pranab K Chakraborty 15 July 2017

And love is my reward: for now, When most of dead'ning time complain, ........................... line to quote!

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Kayode Are 15 July 2017

The love of love for its sake seem immortal in the verse.

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Veronica Speedwell 16 February 2021

Does anyone else think the first word in the 10th line should be "Of" rather than "Or"? Could it be a typo?

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Chinedu Dike 03 November 2019

Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful piece of poetry written with conviction..............

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Rajnish Manga 15 July 2017

There is nothing like love in life. Love is the mantra for strengthening the fabric of life at personal and social level. It is a prerequisite for peaceful co-existence among all people in the world. Thanks. I've blushed for love's abode, the heart; And love is my reward

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Kyvin Nash 15 July 2017

Beautifully done ,l like the lines, the first four lines...says experience and wisdom gained, I love those lines!

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Susan Williams 15 July 2017

This poem was such an easy flowing thing to read and honest to the core as well.

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