Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Against Indifference

More love or more disdain I crave,
...Sweet, be not still indifferent:
O send me quickly to my grave,
...Or else afford me more content!
Or love or hate me more or less,
For love abhors all lukewarmness.

Give me a tempest if 'twill drive
...Me to the place where I would be;
Or if you'll have me still alive,
...Confess you will be kind to me.
Give hopes of bliss or dig my grave:
More love or more disdain I crave.

Charles Webbe