Auden on Love: 4:15 pm next Tuesday…

I will love you forever” swears the poet. I find this easy to swear too. “I will love you at 4:15 pm next Tuesday” – Is that still as easy?


Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh.


The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me.


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