Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂 OR Happy Saturday 🙂 Here are some Love and Anti-Love poems for you.
poem I wrote sitting across the table from you
if I had two nickels to rub together
I would rub them together
like a kid rubs sticks together
until friction made combustion
and they burned
a hole in my pocket
into which I would put my hand
and then my arm
and eventually my whole self––
I would fold myself
into the hole in my pocket and disappear
into the pocket of myself, or at least my pants
but before I did
like some ancient star
I’d grab your hand
I Want the Certainty of Love in Another Language
You walked in like the light From every sun that rose This year had exploded Symmetrically from your eyes I was uncertain—no I was certain I wanted your eyes to shoot Laser beams straight through me It was certain we were soon to be Bound by something mythological It was certain that when you moved The hair away from my mouth A locust in your eyes Moved farther afield It was uncertain if one day We would be saying I will not love you The way I love you presently It was certain we spoke The danger language of deer Moving only when moving Our velvet bodies in fear -------------------------------------------------- FREE until 3/9/15
Classic Love Poems is FREE until 3/9/15.
For anyone who’s in love – or hopes to be – what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world’s greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 15 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine’s Day – or any day.
Included in this collection are:
- “How do I love thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- “Sonnet 116” by William Shakespeare
- “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe
- “To Be One with Each Other” by George Eliot
- “Maud” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
- “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell
- “Bright Star” by John Keats
- “Love’s Philosophy” by Percy Bysshe Shelley
- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
- “Meeting at Night” by Robert Browning
- “The Dream” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
- “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe
- “I carry your heart” by e. e. cummings
- “She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron
- “Give All to Love” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
About the Performer
Richard Armitage is known to movie audiences around the world as “Thorin Oakenshield” in the trilogy of films based on The Hobbit. Born in Leicester, England, and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Armitage has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and created memorable roles on Robin Hood, North & South, and other British TV series.
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I Feel Horrible. She Doesn’t
You left me – Sire – two Legacies – (713)
Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
Broke my brittle heart in two;
And that is very bad.
Love is for unlucky folk,
Love is but a curse.
Once there was a heart I broke;
And that, I think, is worse.
Naked Nursery Rhyme by Valeri Beers This is not a Valentine. You are not mine ---------------------------------- Peter Peter fire eater had a wife & wouldn’t keep her He kissed that girl & made her cry His tongue could burn O when would she learn not to play with fire?