Love Is Enough by William Morris is a great poem on the topic of Love. So much has been written on the topic of love. It remains a topic of graver and vaster realities. Human faculties remain filled with the heat and energy generated by this emotion. Great or small, old or young, rich or poor, human or wild being, all echo the language of love.
So many of the poets have written love poetry, all of them influence and add a certain rhythm to our heartbeats. I personally love the poem ‘Love Is Enough’ by William Morris. Though in the presence of the all times greats of English literature: William Shakespeare, William Blake, John Keats, William Wordsworth and Coleridge, other poetry might have lost its significance. It is the uniqueness and beauty of literature that every piece of art which iterates human emotions is welcomed by the senses as friendly.
The poem by William Morris is a lovely one. It focuses on the idea ‘Love is enough’. ‘Love is so vast’. It is great. The world is filled with sadness. It rarely smiles and echoes love. He finds that even the silent woods seem to be complaining. The world appears ‘sorrow filled’ or ‘sorrow dipped’.
From here the mood of the poet shifts. he reminds us that happiness has to be looked for. Search it out in the dark skies. Search happiness over the dark hills.
There are the deeds of the past. There is the gloom of the world. Even the hills seem covered under ‘darkness’. But look at the might of love, it can conquer all fears, remove all hindrances. It is because love knows no limits and bounds. It is because Love is Enough. A cute and loveable poem is Love is Enough by William Morris.
Love is enough: though the world be a-waning,
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
Though the skies be too dark for dim eyes to discover
The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,
Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder,
And this day draw a veil over all deeds passed over,
Yet their hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter:
The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter
These lips and these eyes of the loved and the lover.
The rhyme scheme of the poem is aabccbddb. Each rhyme ends on a prolonged sound which creates a certain impression of halted and suspended durations. It is in particular in combination with the overall gloom of the world as projected by poet. But the same gloom is pictorially challenged by the world ‘lover’ who is has the courage enough to ‘alter’ the stagnation of the adamant world.
I can correctly recall how strong love poetry would impress upon the readers and listeners. The poem has wit and it has enough courage to conquer and alter the surrounding circumstances.