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Published in Poem Of The Day

Love is twain, it is not single,
Gold and silver mixed to one,
Passion 'tis and pain which mingle
Glist'ring then for aye undone.

Pain it is not; wondering pity
Dies or e'er the pang is fled;
Passion 'tis not, foul and gritty,
Born one instant, instant dead.

Love is twain, it is not single,
Gold and silver mixed to one,
Passion 'tis and pain which mingle
Glist'ring then for aye undone.

About this poem
"Love" was originally published in William Carlos Williams' first book of poems, "Poems" (1909).

About William Carlos Williams
William Carlos Williams was born on Sept. 17, 1883, in Rutherford, N.J. His honors include the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for "Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems." He died on March 4, 1963, in New Jersey.

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This poem is in the public domain. Distributed by King Features Syndicate



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