Note: As a lead in to Valentine's Day I will be posting some ways that convey I love you that do not rely on purchasing gifts and am inviting you to do the same where you blog. If you make a post could you link it to this post? At the end of two weeks I am curious as to what interconnected posts about love we might make collectively.
|Wild Nights! Wild Nights! (M.A. Reilly, 2009)|
- Emily Dickinson
Wild nights! Wild nights!
Were I with thee,
Wild nights should be
Futile the winds
To a heart in port,
Done with the compass,
Done with the chart.
Rowing in Eden!
Ah! the sea!
Might I but moor
To-night in thee!
Read to one another and/or listen to love poems together.
A few poetry recommendations:
"Chance Meeting" - Susan Browne
"Beautiful Signor" - Cyrus Cassells (Scroll to the bottom of the page)
"Night Club" - Billy Collins
"A Soft-edged Reed of Light" - Julia Copus
"The Weight" - Linda Gregg
"XXI The World" - Jen Hadfield
"Those Winter Sundays" - Robert Hayden
"Mossbawn Sunlight" - Seamus Heaney"Parkinson's Disease" - Galway Kinnell
"Passing Through" - Stanley Kunitz
"Recreation" - Audre Lorde"In Time" - W.S. Merwin (Perhaps my favorite of the group)
"Love" - Czeslaw Milosz
"First Love" -Jan Owen
"As We Are So Wonderfully Done With Each Other" -Kenneth Patchen