Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Love's Lovers - Here Rossetti, played by Aidan Turner in the BBC series Desperate Romantics, talks about the ideal version of Love, the idea that it comes from a higher power, a cupid figure.
by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
Some ladies love the jewels in Love's zone,
And gold-tipped darts he hath for painless play
In idle scornful hours he flings away;
And some that listen to his lute's soft tone
Do love to vaunt the silver praise their own;
Some prize his blindfold sight; and there be they
Who kissed his wings which brought him yesterday
And thank his wings to-day that he is flown.
My lady only loves the heart of Love:
Therefore Love's heart, my lady, hath for thee
His bower of unimagined flower and tree:
There kneels he now, and all-anhungered of
Thine eyes grey-lit in shadowing hair above,
Seals with thy mouth his immortality.