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Har någon skrivit en kärleksdikt till dig? W. H. Auden varnar:

The girl whose boy-friend starts writing her love poems should be on her guard. Perhaps he really does love her, but one thing is certain: while he was writing his poems he was not thinking of her but of his feelings about her.

Ur Davenport-Hines, Richard (2003). Auden. London: Vintage: 245.