“You shall love your crooked neighbour/ With your crooked heart.”

‘O look, look in the mirror,
O look in your distress:
Life remains a blessing
Although you cannot bless.

‘O stand, stand at the window
As the tears scald and start;
You shall love your crooked neighbour
With your crooked heart.’

— excerpt, “As I Walked Out One Evening,” W. H. Auden

 

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Photo credit: By Johan Hansson from Gävle, Sweden – Scary lake, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40576835

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