Monday, March 01, 2010

Suppose I should stick to silently writing

To think
I must be alone:
To love
We must be together.

I think I love you
When I'm alone
More than I think of you
When we're together.

I cannot think
Without loving
Or love
Without thinking

Alone I love
To think of us together
Together I think
I'd love to be alone.

Richard Murphy


  1. That is hilarious, it took at least three readings to sort it out however.

  2. Interesting video. Moonlight and deep voice very enticing. The poem? Somehow amusing...Alas! Loin des yeux, loin du coeur. Not much love to write about silently if the lady disappears from the poet's life. Presence might be irritating and uninspiring, at times, but absence does not always make the heart grow fonder...

    This was my best attempt at taciturnity. :)))

  3. Why, Jams, thank you. Glad you enjoyed.

    :) that's why I chose this poem for my first attempt.

    deep voice? :)
    Yes, I find it amusing, too, which is why I once learnt it by heart. And it has/had the right length for a first quick attempt.
    As for its content: I could of course not think properly without loving. :)

  4. Following the suggested old posts beneath an October 2013 one has led me back to find the thoughts of Shaun (Jams), and now I am sad. Ah well... That bell... It tolls...

  5. Ah, my dear, dear Andrew. In five days, October 22nd, it will be seven months ago that Jams so suddenly died, seven days before his 50th.
    It is good to know that there are others who still are sad, too. Thank you for letting me know.