” John texts back that he’s “just trying to be nice. — Perhaps I have not; But then you’re mad to take offence That I don’t give you what I have not got: Use your own common sense. Or perhaps you’ve been regularly hanging out with and hooking up with the same person for a few months. But Rossetti felt the same way in the 19th century.
Your friends keep bugging you about making it official, but you’re not there yet. “Promises Like Pie-Crusts” perfectly describes the fear of commitment and the uncertainty of an early relationship: “Promise me no promises, So will I not promise you; Keep we both our liberties, Never false and never true: Let us hold the die uncast, Free to come as free to go; For I cannot know your past, And of mine what can you know? Wondering how someone who knew you so intimately can suddenly meet you with indifference? It’s weird that a prickly old maid can describe us with such prescience and poignancy. Emily Dickinson, Emily Brontë and Flannery O’Connor have all had their moments on the big or small screen since the start of the year.
However, some of us (me) tend to ignore important signs that one should walk away and look for someone new.” These poems are just two out of dozens that are equally apt. Our current world is different from theirs, but these secluded, single women can still speak so precisely and powerfully to our lives.Sick of attending your friends’ weddings and wishing your happy pals would let you suffer in peace? Feeling giddy and gorgeous at the beginning of a relationship? Hoping against hope that someone who said “never” will come around? Ultimately, I think, Rossetti and writers like her illustrate the importance of depth over breadth in affairs of the heart.Truth is you don’t want to continue dating when your heart and soul has had enough.If you’re not into it, then you won’t be attentive and give all of the potential dates that you have lined up any real devotion or time.