love is not

birthday wishes for my little maude who  inspires me constantly….


Love is not just a function of the eyes.

Beautiful objects will, of course, inspire

Possessive urges- you need not despise

Your taste. But when insatiable desire

Inflames you for a girl who’s out of fashion,

Lacking in glamour – plain, in fact – that fire

Is genuine, that’s the authentic passion.

Beauty, though, any critic can admire.

Marcus Aregentarius (20bc – 30ad)

taken from Love Poems, Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets.


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