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Love and the Written Word

I'm sure we can all remember when we were in high school and there was that certain person that we saw for the very first time and our hormones and hearts began to flutter. Since the beginning of the written word, in pictographs and hieroglyphics even, there has always been the image of lust, and passion, and love. With this in mind, I wanted to share a few of the great love poems of the 21st Century that always catch me off guard and never fail to make me swoon for both poetry and in love for my own sweet dearest.

I think of these poems (links included) as some of my favorite love poems from the prior century, some classics and some much newer:

What Work Is by Philip Levine

Separation by W.S. Merwin

Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda

The Hug by Thom Gunn

The Quiet World by Jeffrey McDaniel

Happy Valentines Day to you all!

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