A Gammut of Poems · It's Only a Journey Babe!

Feature: Tennesse Williams “We Have Not Long to Love”

This week’s Feature is Tennesse Williams famous poem “We Have Not Long to Love” this is truly one of my favorites! Tell me the first time you heard this poem, where does it take you back to? I would love to hear your stories:)

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We have not long to love.
Light does not stay.
The tender things are those
we fold away.
Coarse fabrics are the ones
for common wear.
In silence I have watched you
comb your hair.
Intimate the silence,
dim and warm.
I could but did not, reach
to touch your arm.
I could, but do not, break
that which is still.
(Almost the faintest whisper
would be shrill.)
So moments pass as though
they wished to stay.
We have not long to love.
A night. A day….
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