‘The More Loving One’ oleh Christabelle Palar

Jakarta Globe features desk deputy editor Christabelle Palar reads this chilling rendition of W.H. Auden’s The More Loving One.

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.

With a passion for us, we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.
Of stars that do not give a damn,


I cannot, now I see them, say
I missed one terribly all day.
I should learn to look at an empty sky
And feel its total dark sublime,


Though this might take me a little time.
How should we like it were stars to burn
Admirer as I think I am
Were all stars to disappear or die,

You can follow her on Twitter, @straysentences

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