Tuesday, January 31, 2012

CrowdSourcingLove: Day 6 - Voice

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
Our luxury!
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:
"First Poem for You" - Kim Addonizio
"Chance Meeting" - Susan Browne
"Beautiful Signor" - Cyrus Cassells (Scroll to the bottom of the page)
"Night Club" - Billy Collins
"American Smooth" - Rita Dove (Video
"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
"Asphodel, That Greeny Flower" (excerpt) = William Carlos Williams (Audio)
"Love Song" - William Carlos Williams (Audio)
"When You Are Old" - William Butler Yeats (Read by Colin Farrell)

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