On The Myth Of Loving Without Expectations - Poem by Souren Mondal
[...] c'est cela l'amour, tout donner, tout sacrifier, sans espoir de retour. [...]
The many a humans
hold that love is true only when
Love is without expectations
of anything in return
- A difficult resolution like the
Fire Suicides of the Buddhists
Suicide, I say, because the idea is
good to indulge in
but never easy to execute
[Abstinance is easy only when you are impotent]
You can go ahead and have that resolution
[like the many you have had throughout
years on the New Years' Eve]
but you will never be good enough to be
so stoic - this fantasy of yours is an empty vessel
For let us be honest - my dear friend - to
expect no expectations in love is an expectation
A paradoxical resolution
that you, me - we - will never achieve.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
1.The opening quote is by Albert Camus and can be translated as: 'This is love - giving all, sacrificing all, without expecting in return'
2. The Fire Suicides of Buddhists: The idea of self-immolation. Cf, 'On The Fire Suicides Of The Buddhists' by Charles Bukowski.
The ideas, for me personally, is an extreme resolution and one that is impossible to carry out for many...
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