Incompleteness in absence

Today, I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists….

When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves.

We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost.

That is what I imagine love to be:

Incompleteness in absence.

-Edmund de Goncourt

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored two poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and is working on her third book currently. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog https://aestheticmiradh.com/ and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

55 thoughts on “Incompleteness in absence

  1. Such highly classified words Mr. Edmund had written back in his gone time. Well, i believe, only classic writers better knew & understood the virtue of real love… even the fragrance of love was found in someone’s beauty of soul not in the glamor of fair & fine body. He must have been a very deep thinker in his era. I “have to” check out some of his work ASAP. Thanks to you for sharing a loaf of his historic work here around… on ur page. Enjoyed reading it. And yes, i utterly agree with what he said. We’re all incomplete until we’re found by love.

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  2. Went soo sick…and I am getting scared because what if those kids ND of things happen to me or my closed ones..am I able to take those??? What of I died keeping lots of dreams in my eyes..and this is chain goes on

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  3. Whenever I read these classics, they give me different perspective of being complete.. its sometimes finding completeness with someone or sometimes with onself.. As they say – its all in our heart and soul.. and in the state of mind that I’m at present; right now! lovely reading..🌼

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