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Two Truths

Can a person ever hurt the person they Love?

“Darling,” he said, “I never meant
To hurt you;” and his eyes were wet.
“I would not hurt you for the world:
Am I to blame if I forget?”

“Forgive my selfish tears!” she cried,
“Forgive! I knew that it was not
Because you meant to hurt me, sweet,—
I knew it was that you forgot!”

But all the same, deep in her heart
Rankled this thought, and rankles yet,—
“When love is at its best, one loves
So much that he cannot forget.”
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Love Poems by Helen Hunt

Love Art – Paradise Lost (1890) by Paul Gauguin. Original from The Yale University Art Gallery.