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can anyone recommend a good love poem book pls

(9 Posts)
bigboydiditandranaway Sun 31-Aug-08 20:40:14

thanks in advance for your timesmile

twoluvlykids Sun 31-Aug-08 20:43:17

what about poems by w h auden?, ignore that he was gay, he knew about love

girlnextdoor Sun 31-Aug-08 20:45:02

It is def. worth looking at anthologies compiled by *Daisy Goodwin*- there are several in the series- such as "Poems to get you through the night- and day."

There may well be one that is just on love poetry.

loonychick Sun 31-Aug-08 20:48:45

'Dance me to the End of Love'
poem by Leonard Cohen, drawings by Matisse
Hardback copy - bought it on Amazon
Gave it to my husband for Xmas - he was really touched
# ISBN-10: 1932183930
# ISBN-13: 978-1932183931

Pip51 Sun 31-Aug-08 23:24:14

The Nations Favourite Love Poems. A BBC book.

Beaches Sun 31-Aug-08 23:36:37

A poem called "The Invitation" by Oraih Mountain Dreamer, just enter info to search engine and it will come up, so beautiful smile

arionater Tue 02-Sep-08 23:29:21

Penguin Book of Love Poetry is the best imo.

Weegiemum Wed 03-Sep-08 00:07:03

Personally I love Pablo Neruda "Twenty Love Poens and a Song of Despait".

But i'm weird that way.

heroicsavage Wed 03-Sep-08 08:47:29

Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett - Browning are amazing. They had a tragic love story.

My favourite poem is:
How do I love Thee
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

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