lördag 12 maj 2018

W H Auden - The more loving one

Bild: Henrik Samuelsson

Looking up at the stars, I know quite well                                           
That, for all they care, I can go to hell,
But on earth indifference is the least
We have to dread from man or beast.

How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.

Admirer as I think I am
Of stars that do not give a damn,
I cannot, now I see them, say
I missed one terribly all day.

Were all stars to disappear or die,
I should learn to look at an empty sky
And feel its total dark sublime,
Though this might take me a little time.

 W. H Auden

(ursäkta uttrycket; men alla tiders "gulligaste" poet)

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