Are you in love? Have you ever been in love? Do you wish you were in love? Or perhaps you wish you weren't in love? For everyone who loves, who ever loved, who searches for love, who suffers from love, who rejoices in love, this set of 70 poems is for you. It ranges in time from classical Greece to the early 20th century. It includes voices from Sappho to Shakespeare to Edgar Lee Masters, from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Sara Teasdale. It includes some poets you might not expect: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Rainer Maria Rilke, John Donne, Walt Whitman. It speaks of love gained, of love sought, of love accepted, of love rejected, of love in hate, of love beyond the grave, of love exalted, of love refused. Every mode and color of love is here, as spoken by great poets of all ages, men and women alike. Enjoy these poems with someone you love, and let their messages sink into your hearts.
The poets whose work is included here are:
Sara Teasdale, William Shakespeare, Edgar Lee Masters, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, "anonymous", John Greenleaf Whittier, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Rainier Maria Rilke, Richard Lovelace, Robert Frost, Robert Herrick, Sappho, Walt Whitman, Andrew Marvell, Anne Bronte, Christopher Marlowe, Coventry Patmore, Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Dowson, Lord Byron, George Gordon, John Donne, John Lyly, Oscar Wilde, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sir Walter Raleigh, and William Butler Yeats.
(P)2007 Robert Bethune and Susie Berneis