Wisdom and love?

330px-DickseeRomeoandJulietOne cannot be wise and in love at the same time, said the poet. And what is the implication? That love obviously is a past time and an occupation for fools. Oh well, poets in general seemed to have had a sorry time of love when you consider their verses on the subject, And yet, there would seem to be a melancholy strain of truth in their singing—after all, how many deliriously happy lovers do you know?