Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I'll Love You


"I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
Till China and Africa meet,
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sing in the street,
"I'll love you till the ocean
Is folded and hung up to dry
And the seven stars go squawking
Like geese about the sky.
"The years shall run like rabbits,
For in my arms I hold
The Flower of the Ages,
And the first love of the world."

W.H.Auden. Selected poems

5 comments:

sh-sh said...

with those pigtails and the little-girl stance... she is QUITE lovely, and I'm sure loveable ;)

Nice post.

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

Auden is one of my favorites.

kerri said...

I love this and plan on reading it to my babies...

Meredith Teagarden said...

Oh that was so beautiful! I will be looking at this poet's other work. That really touched me, thank you!

paris parfait said...

Beautiful! The words, but most of all the child. :) xo