Love is Wayward [poem by Charles Harpur]

[Editor: This poem by Charles Harpur was published in The Bushrangers; A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems (1853). The poem was not given a title on its page in the book; however, it was listed on the Contents page as “Love is wayward”.]

[Love is Wayward]

Love is wayward, Beauty wilful,
Hence however — ever skilful
Be the wit that like a gem,
Would supremely richen them,
They will sometimes take offence
At the very brightest sense,
As though for happy spite they meant
To clothe delight with discontent.



Source:
Charles Harpur, The Bushrangers; A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems, Sydney: W. R. Piddington, 1853, page 106

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