self-possessed love

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  • adj. in full control of one's faculties, and having a firm belief in one's abilities; confident, assured and poised

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Composed or tranquil in mind, manner, etc.; undisturbed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Composed; not disturbed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in full control of your faculties

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  • 'I keep my countenance,
    I remain self-possessed
    Except when a street piano, mechanical and tired
    Reiterated some worn-out common song
    With the smell of hyacinths across the garden
    Recalling things that other people have desired
    Are these ideas right or wrong?'

    -A Portrait of a Lady, by T.S. Eliot

    February 21, 2008