The Shadow
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The Shadow

Let the More Loving One Be Me

“Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
That, for all they care, I can go to hell,
But on earth indifference is the least
We have to dread from man or beast.

How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.”

– W.H. Auden excerpted from The More Loving One

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