Love's Reality Poem by Coventry Patmore

Love's Reality

Rating: 2.8

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
Bernard F. Asuncion 15 July 2017

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

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Edward Kofi Louis 15 July 2017

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

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

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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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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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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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