Love poetry out loud / edited by Robert Alden Rubin
Book | Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill | 2007 | First edition.

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Edition
First edition.
Description
xix, 200 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Note
Includes indexes.
Contents
Why love poetry? -- 1. Silly love songs -- Litany / Billy Collins -- For an amorous lady / Theodore Roethke -- She's all my fancy painted him / Lewis Carroll -- The Lingam and the Yoni / A.D. Hope -- To an usherette / John Updike -- Love under the Republicans (or Democrats) / Ogden Nash -- Love : two vignettes / Robert Penn Warren -- Resignation / Nikki Giovanni -- "O mistress mine" (from Twelfth night) / William Shakespeare -- Nothing but No and I / Michael Drayton -- 2. Hello, I love you -- The good morrow / John Donne -- "Wild nights, wild nights!" / Emily Dickinson -- Meeting and passing / Robert Frost -- The greeting / R.H.W. Dillard -- The light / Common -- "The twenty-ninth bather" (from Song of myself) / Walt Whitman -- Thine eyes still shined / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Surprised by joy / William Wordsworth -- Love's philosophy / Percy Bysshe Shelley -- Poem / Seamus Heaney -- 3. The comedy of Eros -- Pucker / Ritah Parrish -- Love portions / Julia Alvarez -- Lonely hearts / Wendy Cope -- "I, being born a woman" / Edna St. Vincent Millay -- Love song : I and thou / Alan Dugan -- Love song / Dorothy Parker -- The nymph's reply to the shepherd / Sir Walter Raleigh -- Portrait of a lady / William Carlos Williams -- Where be ye going, you Devon maid? / John Keats -- Brown penny / W.B. Yeats --
4. Eye of the beholder -- How do I love thee? / Elizabeth Barrett Browning -- Juke box love song / Langston Hughes -- To my dear and loving husband / Anne Bradstreet -- From Homage to Mistress Bradstreet / John Berryman -- Song : to Celia / Ben Jonson -- A red, red rose / Robert Burns -- Ask me no more / Thomas Carew -- A girl in a library / Randall Jarrell -- "Not marble nor the gilded monuments" / William Shakespeare -- "Not marble nor the gilded monuments" / Archibald MacLeish -- 5. Loves me -- A birthday / Christina Georgina Rossetti -- Thou art my lute / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond / E.E. Cummings -- Love poem / Connie Voisine -- The song of songs (7:1-8:3) / The New English Bible -- "If I profane with my unworthiest hand" (from Romeo and Juliet) / William Shakespeare -- Now sleeps the crimson petal / Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- When we two parted / George Gordon, Lord Byron -- "Joy of my life, full oft for loving you" / Edmund Spenser -- The changed man / Robert Phillips --
6. Loves me not -- Then came flowers / Rita Dove -- The defiance / Aphra Behn -- A valediction : forbidding mourning / John Donne -- When you are old / W.B. Yeats -- I will not give thee all my heart / Grace Hazard Conkling -- Neutral tones / Thomas Hardy -- "I hear an army charging upon the land" / James Joyce -- Silentium amoris / Oscar Wilde -- Variations on the word love / Margaret Atwood -- Taking off my clothes / Carolyn Forché -- 7. Pleasures of the flesh -- Wrestling / Louisa S. Bevington -- Wet / Marge Piercy -- Down, Wanton, down! / Robert Graves -- Poem for Sigmund / Lorna Crozier -- Lullaby / W.H. Auden -- Green / Paul Verlaine -- Coral / Derek Walcott -- Her lips are copper wire / Jean Toomer -- "Come, madam, come, all rest my powers defy" / John Donne -- The aged lover discourses in the flat style / J.V. Cunningham -- 8. Will you miss me when I'm gone? -- The river-merchant's wife : a letter / Ezra Pound -- Letter home / Stephen Dunn -- The voice / Thomas Hardy -- I will not let thee go / Robert Bridges -- The meeting / Katherine Mansfield -- Still looking out for number one / Raymond Carver -- Bearded oaks / Robert Penn Warren -- 48 hours after you left / DJ Renegade -- "That time of year thou mayst in me behold" / William Shakespeare -- Good night / W.S. Merwin --
9. Failure to communicate -- Never pain to tell thy love / William Blake -- You say I love not / Robert Herrick -- The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock / T.S. Eliot -- Adam's curse / W.B. Yeats -- Fire and ice / Robert Frost -- "After great pain, a formal feeling comes" / Emily Dickinson -- "Since the majority of me" / Philip Larkin -- The rival / Sylvia Plath -- The lost mistress / Robert Browning -- Sleeping with you / John Updike -- 10. Second time around -- "Since there's no help, come, let us kiss and part" / Michael Drayton -- "Sign no more, ladies" (from Much ado about nothing) / William Shakespeare -- Sources of the Delaware / Dean Young -- December at Yase / Gary Snyder -- Freedom / Jan Struther -- Good morning, love! / Paul Blackburn -- I so like spring / Charlotte Mew -- I look into my glass / Thomas Hardy -- An answer to a love letter in verse / Lady Mary Wortley Montague -- Symptom recital / Dorothy Parker -- Index of titles -- Index of first lines -- Index of authors.
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ISBN
1565124596
9781565124592
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