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A poem to share
November 16, 1999
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This may seem pointless but to all my newly made friends out there(everyone basically), I would like to offer up this poem because it's beautiful and I really want to share it with you.
(by the way my mum found it and gave it to me because it had my name in it but that's by the by)

Title : And you, Helen

And you, Helen, what should I give you?
So many things I would give you
Had I an infinite great store
Offered me and I stood before
To choose, I would give youth,
All kinds of loveliness and truth,
A clear eye as good as mine,
Lands, waters, flowers, wine,
As many children as your heart
Might wish for, a far better art
Than mine can be, all you have lost
Upon the travelling waters tossed,
Or given to me. If I could choose
Freely in that great treasure-house
Anything from any shelf,
I would give you back yourself,
And power to discriminate
What you want and want it not too late,
Many fair days free from care
And heart to enjoy both foul and fair,
And myself, too, if I could find
Where it lay hidden and it proved kind.

by Edward Thomas

.....wow. Edward Thomas wrote this, other poems and prose before he died at Arras in 1915; his wife Helen lived on and wrote about their marriage. This poem gives me hope that marriage can work. Wouldn't it be nice if love was without complication and emotional needs could be satisfied without pain or misery. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all have a share in this kind of love - free and without limitation. Any comments on this poem would be appreciated because I know you all have a much more experienced outlook on life - I have a lot to learn.

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