Another favourite poem of mine from the poet and novelist Robert Graves
Song:How Can I Care
by Robert Graves
How can I care whether you sigh for me
while still I sleep alone swallowing back
the spittle of desire, unmanned, a tree
pollarded of its crown, a dusty sack
tossed on the stable rack?
How can I care what coloured frocks you wear,
what humming birds you watch on jungle hills,
what phosphorescence wavers in your hair,
or with what water-music the night fills-
Dear love, how can I care?