THE WILD EDGE OF SORROW

To love what death can touch

'Tis a fearful thing
To love
What death can touch.
To love, to hope to dream,
And oh, to lose.
A thing for fools, this,
Love,
But a holy thing
To love what death can touch.

~ 12th century poem quoted by Francis Weller in THE WILD EDGE OF SORROW
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