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In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2013 21:20:59 GMT
gille liath says:
Um...might need a bit of help with that one...

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2013 21:22:10 GMT
gille liath says:
They did comparatively few love songs actually, didn't they?

April, come she will...

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2013 21:31:57 GMT
Ethereal says:
More the romantic feel like America, lost souls together ...

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2013 21:39:08 GMT
Anita says:
Okay, something more understandable :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyP0iXEkKIA

Posted on 9 Feb 2013 09:53:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Feb 2013 10:12:57 GMT
Sombrio says:
I thought I'd contribute a few poems by Richard Brautigan. For me, he adds an interestingly different viewpoint to mankind's age-old attempts to understand love.

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(1)

THE SITTING HERE, STANDING HERE POEM

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Ah,
sitting here in the beautiful sunny morning!
Santa Barbara, listening to
Donovan singing songs
about love, the wind and seagulls.

I'm 32 but feel just like a child
I guess I'm too old now to grow old
Good!

I'm alone in the house because she's asleep
in the bedroom.

She's a tall slender girl
and uses up the whole bed!

My sperm is singing its way
through the sky of her body
like a chorus of galaxies.

I go into the bedroom to look at her.
I'm looking down at her. She's asleep.
I'm standing here writing this.

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(2)

WE STOPPED AT PERFECT DAYS

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We stopped at perfect days
and got out of the car.
The wind glanced at her hair.
It was as simple as that.
I turned to say something-

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(3)

30 CENTS, TWO TRANSFERS, LOVE

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Thinking hard about you
I got onto the bus
and paid 30 cents car fare
and asked the driver for
two transfers
before discovering that I
was alone.

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(4)

LOVE POEM

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It's so nice
to wake up in the morning
all alone
and not have to tell somebody
you love them
when you don't love them
any more.

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Posted on 9 Feb 2013 21:39:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Feb 2013 21:45:04 GMT
Obelix says:
Auden's 'Lullaby'. One of the most honest love poems written in English, and all the more moving for it.

Lay your sleeping head, my love,
Human on my faithless arm;
Time and fevers burn away
Individual beauty from
Thoughtful children, and the grave
Proves the child ephemeral:
But in my arms till break of day
Let the living creature lie,
Mortal, guilty, but to me
The entirely beautiful.

Soul and body have no bounds:
To lovers as they lie upon
Her tolerant enchanted slope
In their ordinary swoon,
Grave the vision Venus sends
Of supernatural sympathy,
Universal love and hope;
While an abstract insight wakes
Among the glaciers and the rocks
The hermit's carnal ecstasy.

Certainty, fidelity
On the stroke of midnight pass
Like vibrations of a bell
And fashionable madmen raise
Their pedantic boring cry:
Every farthing of the cost,
All the dreaded cards foretell,
Shall be paid, but from this night
Not a whisper, not a thought,
Not a kiss nor look be lost.

Beauty, midnight, vision dies:
Let the winds of dawn that blow
Softly round your dreaming head
Such a day of welcome show
Eye and knocking heart may bless,
Find our mortal world enough;
Noons of dryness find you fed
By the involuntary powers,
Nights of insult let you pass
Watched by every human love.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2013 22:23:31 GMT
Harris LBB says:
This is love...the second time around
Love on the Run

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2013 22:24:54 GMT
gille liath says:
How exactly is that poetry?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2013 22:26:54 GMT
Anita says:
I think "trilogy" rhymes with "Che Dee"? Maybe?

Posted on 10 Feb 2013 16:44:41 GMT
Roma says:
Should have posted this earlier.

Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

Here.
It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or a kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding-ring,
if you like.

Lethal.
Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife.

Posted on 10 Feb 2013 16:51:59 GMT
Roma says:
Hi
Another wonderful love poem by the wonderful yeats.

BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS 1865-1939
When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

Posted on 10 Feb 2013 17:05:52 GMT
Roma says:
The most beautiful love poem/song has to be good, old Rabbie's My Love is like a red red rose for its sheer simplicity and depth of emotion.
This was sung at a niece's wedding while she and her husband signed the register at a small church by Loch lomond - beautiful. Listen to Eddie Reader or Eva Cassidy for lovely recordings.

"My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose"
Oh, my love is like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June
Oh, my love is like a melody
That's sweetly played in tune
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in love am I
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Till all the seas gang dry.
Till all the seas gang dry, my dear,
Till all the seas gang dry
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Till all the seas gang dry.

'Til all the seas gang dry my, my dear
And the rocks melt with the sun
And I will love thee still, my dear
While the sands of life shall run
But faretheewell, my only love
Oh, faretheewell a while
And I will come again, my love
Tho' 't were ten thousand mile
Tho' 't were ten thousand mile, my love
Tho' 't were ten thousand mile
And I will come again, my love
Tho' 't were ten thousand mile.

Posted on 11 Feb 2013 11:01:05 GMT
Harris LBB says:
I loved you in azure sky day
When we stood under shady tree
You wore smart suit in sombre grey
I kissed you, lips touched me:

I loved you in September rain
Holding hands, umbrella high
Soaking in our own fond game,
Wet damp skin, warm heat to dry

Snowflakes outside the misty window
Billowing wind, east blows to west,
Loving together in radiant glow
Two young birds in high, love's nest

Swirling gales, howling desire
Leave us with so little time
Curling close, by an open fire
Life's bond together, is so sublime

Seasons rush across a frantic year
And we are vague of dreamy mind
Our bodies seek to be so near
Climatic love, come quickly bind.

Posted on 20 Feb 2013 00:20:39 GMT
If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only. Do not say
'I love her for her smile---her look---her way
Of speaking gently,---for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day'---
For these things in themselves, Belovèd, may
Be changed, or change for thee,---and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry,---
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby!
But love me for love's sake, that evermore
Thou mayst love on, through love's eternity.

It's number 14 from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese. I love the whole book but that one seemed most appropriate to this thread.
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