Sunday, January 16, 2005

Poems to share

I stumbled on these two poems of D.H. Lawrence which I read for the first time on this site:

To Women, As Far As I'm Concerned

The feelings I don't have I don't have.
The feelings I don't have, I won't say I have.
The feelings you say you have, you don't have.
The feelings you would like us both to have, we
neither of us have.
The feelings people ought to have, they never have.
If people say they've got feelings, you may be pretty
sure they haven't got them
So if you want either of us to feel anything at all
you'd better abandon all idea of feelings altogether.


Don't you care for my love? she said bitterly.

I handed her the mirror, and said:
Please address these questions to the proper person!
Please make all request to head-quarters!
In all matters of emotional importance
please approach the supreme authority direct!--
So I handed her the mirror.

And she would have borken it over my head,
but she caught sight of her own refection
and that held her spellbound for two seconds
while I fled.

I found them extremely humourous and have to share them with you. I must admit I am a lucky woman - I never feel the need to ask Husband the question in "Intimates". But I am not sure what I would do if in case I do ask the question and he hands me the mirror!

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