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The conjugation of love,
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This is a collection of love poems by Carol Ann Duffy. This is my perfect, most romantic Valentine gift. I've never read any of her works before. From the first poem to the last, the crispness of her poetry is just powerful and achingly beautiful. It gives me the most profound effect. John Berger, the poet and novelist, once wrote "Poetry speaks to the immediate wound". After I read Duffy's poem, I realised how true this statement was. Duffy's prose is filled with delicate love letters containing poetry and thoughts on different forms of love and its manifestations. There are only 80 pages in this book but this 80 pages you will read again and again as if this book for me is like a form of prayer book, like The Book of Hours in the middle ages...you want to carry it in your pocket wherever you go and read it as often as you can.