poet Stevie Smith

Stevie Smith

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To The Tune Of The Coventry Carol

The nearly right
And yet not quite
In love is wholly evil
And every heart
That loves in part
Is mortgaged to the devil

I loved or thought
I loved in sort
Was this to love akin?
To take the best
And leave the rest
And let the devil in?

O lovers true
And others too
Whose best is only better
Take my advice
Shun compromise
Forget him and forget her

Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

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  • Colleen Courtney (5/18/2014 1:16:00 PM)

    Hmm....for all those who have ever been bitten by love!

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