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Famous Love Poems
I have noticed a trend in my assigned reading. The theme of my English class is love—I chose this theme because at the very least, year-olds care about sex and death. The students usually notice this about three weeks into the semester. They joke, but inevitably, each student finds that at least one of these heartbreak poems resonates with them. I hope that among this selection, you find something. This is one of the most resonant heartbreak poems that I have ever read. It plays on the forms of the litany poem and the damsel-in-distress narrative.
And like death, love seems to be something most poets know little about; for evidence, see their biographies. The poems I have chosen this time cover the full spectrum of responses to love, from joy to anguish, and sometimes a mixture of both. As befits the topic this time, the list is a bit heavy on Romantics and light on those rational Enlightenment types. Here, with a few comments and no apologies, is the list:. It may be a bad augury to begin with a poem by a loser, but there it is.
Its depths of despair and highs of potent sensation drive us mad and leave us helpless in its clutches. Grab yourself a whiskey and break out the tissues. He loved her and she loved him His kisses sucked out her whole past and future or tried to He had no other appetite She bit him she gnawed him she sucked She wanted him complete inside her Safe and sure forever and ever Their little cries fluttered into the curtains. Their heads fell apart into sleep like the two halves Of a lopped melon, but love is hard to stop. In their entwined sleep they exchanged arms and legs In their dreams their brains took each other hostage.
Short Sweet Love Poems
Bianca Phipps - "Stay With Me"
As long as there have been poets, there have been love poems. After all, if love cannot inspire, what can? We are not all blessed with the gift of poetic words. You will look very foolish when you are found out. But love tends to do that to us anyway. A leading American poet — , she is one of the most accessible and popular poets.
From the first prick of Cupid's arrow to the bitterness of heartbreak, poets throughout the ages have written on the mysteries of love. Their rhymes and allegories help us to better understand our emotions and sort the many ups and downs of love. Whether a simple crush or years of marriage, poetry throughout the centuries has helped express and illuminate the difficult sentiments of the heart. Turning to poetry can help us to put words to the passions and excitements that love inflames within us and to direct that fire to the forging and melding of two hearts together. Read Complete Poem. This poem touched my heart in ways that I didn't even know was possible. I never thought I would be able to understand my own heart as well as I do now.