Others’ Poetry

When you’ve wearied of my doggerel, feast your mind on some choice confections selected from the wide world of poetry.

Dante Alighieri: La Vita Nuova

Charles Baudelaire: Le Balcon

Rupert Brooke: The Great Lover

Lord Byron: She Walks In Beauty

Auretha Callison: Adore

Hilda Carroll: Skin to Skin

Constantine P. Cavafy

Kelly Cherry: The Rainment We Put On

Lucille Clifton: To A Dark Moses

e.e. cummings

Paul Curtis: Love At Its Zenith

Emily Dickenson

John Donne

Veronica Franco: A Courtesan’s Love Lyric

Kalil Gibran: Beauty XXV

Tony Harmon: The Whisperings On Val’eve

Robert Herrick

Robinson Jeffers: To Helen, About Her Hair

James Joyce: yes I said yes I will Yes

Ella Kay: Claim Me

John Keats: Give me women, wine, and snuff

Omar  Khayyam: Come, fill the cup

D.H. Lawrence

Amy Lowell: A Winter Ride

Richard Lovelace: Song To Amarantha, That She Would Dishevel Her Hair

Andrew Marvell: To His Coy Mistress

Tom Merrill: Time In Eternity

Edna St. Vincent Millay

George Moore: Let Me Lie

Pablo Neruda

Leonard Nimoy: A silence with you

Sharon Olds: The Knowing

Kenneth Patchen: As we are so wonderfully done with each other

Paulos: Our Kisses

Edgar Allen Poe

Theodore Roethke: I Knew A Woman

Matthew Rohrer: Credo

Jalaluddin Rumi

Carl Sandburg: Happiness


Percy Bysshe Shelley: Love’s Philosophy

Solomon: Song of Songs

Algernon Charles Swinburne: Love and Sleep

Sara Teasdale

C. Wadsworth: Desire

William Carlos Williams: Arrival

William Butler Yeats: A Drinking Song

Fiona Zion: True Love

Jacque Zyon

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