Challenge Day 9: If I could tell you

Challenge Day 9: A love poem!

Special someone

If I Could Tell You

Time will say nothing but I told you so
Time only knows the price we have to pay;
If I could tell you I would let you know.

If we should weep when clowns put on their show,
If we should stumble when musicians play,
Time will say nothing but I told you so.

There are no fortunes to be sold, although,
Because I love you more than I can say,
If I could tell you I would let you know.

The winds must come from somewhere when they blow,
There must be reason why the leaves decay;
Time will say nothing but I told you so.

Perhaps the roses really want to grow,
The vision seriously intends to stay;
If I could tell you I would let you know.

Suppose the lions all get up and go,
And the brooks and soldiers run away;
Will Time say nothing but I told you so?
If I could tell you I would let you know.

WH Auden
I have kept this poem by WH Auden for over 2 years now. There’s just something about it that speaks to me. Readers may also find other interpretation to this poem other than love and that’s why I love it.
Time will not wait for anybody. So people should treasure whatever they have like being in love.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
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