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.