(for Paula)


Iris Murdoch’s said

to have said that love was taking

the other one for granted.


Sounds all wrong somehow;

but it’s not that different to Donne’s

“Which watch not one another


out of fear” − a line

Evelyn, after the fall, would give

as his ideal of love.


Then there’s Brasch, his wish

for “someone to share the world with”.

You could go for that now, couldn’t you?


Harry Ricketts



One comment on “Love

  1. I could indeed. I adore the little leaps from Iris to Donne to Evelyn to Brasch. the simplicity and the richness. Thank you so very much. And for all the work behind the scenes. x


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