A collection of poems of love and romance. Love can make us tongue-tied, unsure of what to say, even when our hearts are filled with feeling. Whether you are a newcomer to poetry or harbor a lifelong passion for verse, it also contains a sampling of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's love sonnets.
A timeless collection of the world's most cherished poems of love and romance Love can make us tongue-tied, unsure of what to say, even when our hearts are filled with feeling. Time and again, starry-eyed lovers have turned to the masters of romantic verse for help in putting those emotions into words.Whether you are a newcomer to poetry or harbor a lifelong passion for verse, in this indispensable collection you will enjoy the world's most evocative love poems, written by the greatest poets of all time. In this portable volume, William Shakespeare compares his love to a summer's day, Elizabeth Barrett Browning counts the ways, Lord Byron gazes upon his beloved as "She walks in beauty, like the night," and Robert Herrick urges us to "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may." Replete with timeless masterpieces, this keepsake includes such unforgettable classics as "She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways" by William Wordsworth, "When You Are Old" by William Butler Yeats, and "To My Dear and Loving Husband" by Anne Bradstreet.Here, too, are modern treasures, including William Carlos Williams' simple love note to his wife ("I have eaten/the plums/that were in/the icebox"); Edna St.Vincent Millay's "Recuerdo"; and a most celebrated favorite, e. e. cummings' "somewhere i have never travelled," with its famous final line, "nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands." This collection also contains a special sampling of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's love sonnets. Written to her husband, fellow poet Robert Browning, these impassioned, intimate poems are a record of a romance that became one of the world's greatest love stories. From sonnets to ballads, epics to free verse, the poems in this collection span the centuries and continents, bringing to you all the radiance and majesty of romantic passion and deep, abiding love. "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" The timeless words of the world's greatest poets resonate through the generations, inspiring the hearts of romantics everywhere."She walks in beauty like the night." In this unique collection, lovers of poetry and poetic lovers alike will find the perfect words to express their deepest emotions. "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." What better way to say "I love you" than with poetry? The Poets include: Guillaume Apollinaire; Matthew Arnold; Margaret Atwood; W. H.Auden; Aphra Behn; Wendell Berry; Francis William Bourdillon; Anne Bradstreet; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning; Robert Burns; Lord Byron; Henry Carey; William Cavendish; William Johnson Cory; e. e. cummings; William Davenant; Emily Dickinson; John Donne; Ernest Dowson; Michael Drayton; Kenneth Fearing; Robert Frost; Robert Graves; Robert Herrick; A. E. Housman; James Henry Leigh Hunt; Ben Jonson; Omay Khayyam; John Keats; Walter Savage Landor; D. H. Lawrence; and Li T'ai-Po.It also includes: Richard Lovelace; Amy Lowell; Hugh MacDiarmid; Christopher Marlowe; Andrew Marvell; Edgar Lee Masters; Edna St. Vincent Millay; John Milton; Thomas Moore; William Morris; Dorothy Parker; Edgar Allan Poe; James Whitcomb Riley; Theodore Roethke; Christina Rossetti; Sir Charles Sedley; William Shakespeare; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Afanasy Fet Shenshin; Sir Philip Sidney; King Solomon; Bernard Spencer; Edmund Spenser; Alfred Lord Tennyson; Judith Viorst; Robert Penn Warren; William Carlos Williams; Yvor Winters; William Wordsworth; Sir Thomas Wyatt; and, William Butler Yeats.
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