Tuesday, October 4, 2011

WHEN FIRST I LOVED


HEN first I loved, I gave my very soul
      Utterly unreserved to Love's control,
      But Love deceived me, wrenched my youth away
      And made the gold of life for ever grey.
      Long I lived lonely, yet I tried in vain
      With any other Joy to stifle pain;
      There is no other joy, I learned to know,
      And so returned to Love, as long ago.
      Yet I, this little while ere I go hence,
      Love very lightly now, in self-defense.

      by: Taj Mahjomed