Christopher John Brennan

(1 November 1870 – 5 October 1932 / Sydney / Australia)

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Because She Would Ask Me Why I Loved Her


If questioning would make us wise
No eyes would ever gaze in eyes;
If all our tale were told in speech
No mouths would wander each to each.

Were spirits free from mortal mesh
And love not bound in hearts of flesh
No aching breasts would yearn to meet
And find their ecstasy complete.

For who is there that lives and knows
The secret powers by which he grows?
Were knowledge all, what were our need
To thrill and faint and sweetly bleed?

Then seek not, sweet, the "If" and "Why"
I love you now until I die.
For I must love because I live
And life in me is what you give.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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  • Rookie - 48 Points Kirti Sharma (5/18/2014 5:50:00 AM)

    'Then seek not, sweet, the If and Why
    I love you now until I die.
    For I must love because I live
    And life in me is what you give.'

    true lover's line...
    beautiful line
    I loved it! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 156 Points Ramesh T A (5/18/2013 3:09:00 PM)

    Rhyme and rhythm of the poem make it read and enjoy! Nice poem for new comers to learn skill to perform poetry writing so! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 156 Points Prakhar Mishra (7/2/2012 11:45:00 PM)

    my favorite of all times i sit and read and am not in the position to think much because love stops me doing anything else (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,366 Points Judith Morrissey (1/22/2005 8:22:00 PM)

    Christopher John Brennan was a brilliant scholar and he was never given the recognition of his genius in his native country Australia. I am obsessed with his poetry and his life stories. I collect everything I can of his. The above poem is my favoutite and I read it every day. (Report) Reply

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