And you love me

I love you.

You are, then, cold coward.

Aye; but, beloved,
When I strive to come to you,
Man’s opinions, a thousand thickets,
My interwoven existence,
My life,
Caught in the stubble of the world
Like a tender veil —
This stays me.
No strange move can I make
Without noise of tearing
I dare not.

If love loves,
There is no world
Nor word.
All is lost
Save thought of love
And place to dream.
You love me?

I love you.

You are, then, cold coward.

Aye; but, beloved —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Stephen Crane's poem And you love me

4 Comments

  1. walason says:

    i really apreciated this poem it is touching and it made me fell happy…

  2. Kyle Mancurua says:

    This poem is a very intellectual poem about a love that is hidden because of society. It is talking about how somebody loves him ;however, they are afraid to show it because of society and their views on them as a couple.

  3. sierra says:

    i dont really like it, it did not make since!

  4. Wesley McCrea says:

    This is one of the better love poems I have read in a good while. I like it because it is short and sweet and full of heart I started writing poems for my girlfriend a few months ago and it makes me feel sooo awesome when i know she appreciates that i am able to put my feelings on paper for her.

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