Unromantic Love by J. V. Cunningham

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    [fieldset=Unromantic Love by J. V. Cunningham (1911–1985)]There is no stillness in this wood.
    The quiet of this clearing
    Is the denial of my hearing
    The sounds I should.

    There is no vision in this glade.
    This tower of sun revealing
    The timbered scaffoldage is stealing
    Essence from shade.

    Only my love is love’s ideal.
    The love I could discover
    In these recesses knows no lover,
    Is the unreal,

    The undefined, unanalysed,
    Unabsolute many;
    It is antithesis of any,
    In none comprised. [/fieldset]

    J. V. Cunningham, “Unromantic Love” from The Exclusions of a Rhyme: Poems and Epigrams. Copyright © 1960 by J. V. Cunningham. Reprinted with the permission of Ohio University Press/Swallow Press, Athens, Ohio.

    Source: The Exclusions of a Rhyme: Poems and Epigrams (Ohio University Press, 1960)
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