The End of Love – Sophie Hannah

June 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

The end of love should be a big event. It should involve the hiring of a hall. Why the hell not? It happens to us all. Why should it pass without acknowledgment?

Suits should be dry-cleaned, invitations sent. Whatever form it takes—a tiff, a brawl— The end of love should be a big event. It should involve the hiring of a hall.

Better than the unquestioning descent Into the trap of silence, than the crawl From visible to hidden, door to wall.

Get the announcements made, the money spent. The end of love should be a big event. It should involve the hiring of a hall.

From ‘101 Poems That Could Save Your Life’, D. Goodwin (ed), 2003.

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