I give what love there is in loving
what remains beyond my knowing
by Nakahara Chûya
(a Japanese poet active during the early Shōwa period)
I’ve had this stuck in my mind ever since I first read it (quite some time ago). I think it does not only sound so very beautiful, but also goes to the right to the core of my heart. It expresses such a wonderful, deep, sometimes antagonising feeling….in just two lines.