Love poems The Gulf by Katherine Mansfield romantic poetry art

The Gulf


Such a space separates us…

A gulf of silence separates us from each other.
I stand at one side of the gulf, you at the other.
I cannot see you or hear you, yet know that you are there.
Often I call you by your childish name
And pretend that the echo to my crying is your voice.
How can we bridge the gulf? Never by speech or touch.
Once I thought we might fill it quite up with tears.
Now I want to shatter it with our laughter.

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Love Poem by Katherine Mansfield

Love Art – Pianist and Singer (1928) by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Original from The National Gallery of Art.