09 February 2017

Poetry Thursday - The Torch of Love by Walter Savage Landor

The Torch of Love
The torch of Love dispels the gloom
Of life, and animates the tomb;
But never let it idly flare
On gazers in the open air,
Nor turn it quite away from one
To whom it serves for moon and sun,
And who alike in night or day
Without it could not find his way.
Found on a postcard ... written out in the early 90s. Looking back, I wonder what nerve it hit then, what event or change of events sparked the connection...

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