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The Definition Of Love

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My Love is of a birth as rare
As 'tis for object strange and high:
It was begotten by despair
Upon Impossibility.

Magnanimous Despair alone.
Could show me so divine a thing,
Where feeble Hope could ne'r have flown
But vainly flapt its Tinsel Wing.

And yet I quickly might arrive
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Superbly shows the impossibility of some unachievable love by personifying two loves as stars and earth being paralell they can never meet.Though desperation is seen.

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Vincent Coster 17 June 2014

This poem strikes me because of the fact that it is about a love that can never happen. Here the poet is lamenting the fact that he is unable to enjoy the love he carries in his heart. It is a theme that I too would love to tackle.

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