I am looking for this poem without much luck, all I have is that it is by Lyndon (don't even know if thats first or second name) and that 'Love is' begins the majority of the lines. pleasse help, my email address is
Wasn't there a daily cartoon in one of the tabloids called "Love is ..."? The cartoonist for these may be Lyndon.
While googling for a solution to your puzzle, I came across this by Edna St. Vincent Millay:
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;
Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink
And rise and sink and rise and sink again;
Love can not fill the thickened lung with breath,
Nor clean the blood, nor set the fractured bone;
Yet many a man is making friends with death
Even as I speak, for lack of love alone.
It well may be that in a difficult hour,
Pinned down by pain and moaning for release,
Or nagged by want past resolution's power,
I might be driven to sell your love for peace,
Or trade the memory of this night for food.
It well may be. I do not think I would.
Linda - I remember Love Is, Daily Mail I think - we used to spend ages trying to draw them at school while we were supposed to be doing homework. Cartoonist was Kim Casali.
No luck with finding the poem yet, though.
I was a Daily Mirror reader in those days, they had better cartoons (Perishers, Andy Capp, Garth). Now my arms have grown longer I can read a broadsheet.