Thought I would get on early this week and choose the best seat! I found the subject pretty hard but then we do want to keep stretching our brains don't we? So here is my version on Unrequited love:-
Apologia to In Memoriam.
Are we tempted, when love's unrequited
and our advances slighted,
to temper love,
to make it more exciting, fanciful
because we think that it'a not to be?
And if it were at last to be returned,
and if, within both hearts, the fever burned,
when passion turned to comfort and content
(as it most surely would as time was spent);
Would we look back to earlier, heady days
and wish we'd seen the error of our ways?
Or would the looking back excite the mind
to memories of passionate recall?
As Tennyson said,
''Tis better to have loved and lost
than never to have loved at all''.