The Luck in Love Lies Mainly at the Start

Music: Pathetique Sonata: Adagio.
By Ludwig von Beethoven.
Performed by Daniel Veesey at the Free Music Archive
under a Public Domain License.

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The luck in love lies mainly at the start,
Having to do with meeting and attraction.
Indeed, the passion that undoes the heart
Remains, at heart, a chemical reaction.
Thereafter, love is on its own, and must
Each hour, each day, each year renew its glory.
Ellipsis may be suitable for lust;
No love lasts long without a proper story.
The luck in love for us lies far behind:
Here love is knowing, wise, and far from blind.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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