Famous English love poems

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Famous English love poems

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Famous English love poems
Famous English love poems

“Poem to an Unnameable Man”

BY DOROTHEA LASKY

You have changed me already. I am a fireball
That is hurtling towards the sky to where you are
You can choose not to look up but I am a giant orange ball
That is throwing sparks upon your face
Oh look at them shake
Upon you like a great planet that has been murdered by change
O to this is so dramatic this shaking
Of my great planet that is bigger than you thought it would be
So you ran and hid

Under a large tree. She was graceful, I think
That tree although soon she will wither
Into ten black snakes upon your throat
And when she does I will be wandering as I always am
A graceful lady that is part of the museum
Of the voices of the universe, everyone else forgets
I will hold your voice in a little box
And when you come upon me I won’t look back at you
You will feel a hand upon your heart while I place your voice back
Into the heart from where it came from
And I will not cry also
Although you will expect me to
I was wiser too than you had expected
For I knew all along you were mine

Famous English love poems 2
Famous English love poems 2

“Flirtation”

BY RITA DOVE

After all, there’s no need
to say anything

at first. An orange, peeled
and quartered flares

like a tulip on a Wedgewood plate
Anything can happen.

Outside the sun
has rolled up her rugs

and night is strewn salt
across the sky. My heart

is humming a tune
I haven’t heard in years!

Quiet’s cool flesh—
let’s sniff and eat it.

There are ways
to make of the moment

a topiary
so the pleasure’s in

walking through.

Famous English love poems 3
Famous English love poems 3

“Lines Depicting Simple Happiness”

BY PETER GIZZI

The shine on her buckle took precedence in sun
Her shine, I should say, could take me anywhere
It feels right to be up this close in tight wind
It feels right to notice all the shiny things about you
About you, there is nothing I wouldn’t want to know
With you nothing is simple yet nothing is simpler
About you, many good things come into relation
I think of proofs and grammar, vowel sounds, like

A is for knee socks, E for panties
I is for buttondown, O the blouse you wear
U is for a hair clip, and Y your tight skirt
The music picks up again, I am the man I hope to be
The bright air hangs freely near your newly cut hair
It is so easy now to see gravity at work in your face
Easy to understand time, that dark process
To accept it as a beautiful process, your face

“I loved you first: but afterward your love”

BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

Poca Favilla gran Fiamma Seconda. – Dante

Ogni Altra Cosa, Ogni Pensiero VA fore,
E sol Ivi con Voi Rimansi more. – Petrarca

I loved you first: but afterward your love
Outsoaring mine sang such a loftier song
As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.
Which owes the other most? my love was long,
And yours one moment seemed to wax more strong;
I loved and guessed at you, you construed me
And loved me for what might or might not be –
Nay, weights, and measures do us both a wrong.
For verily love knows not ‘mine’ or ‘Thine;’
With separate, ‘I’ and ‘thou’ free love has done,
For one is both and both are one in love:
Rich love knows naught of ‘Thine that is not mine;’
Both have the strength and both the length thereof,
Both of us, of the love which makes us one.

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“I Love You”

BY ELLA WHEELER WILCOX

I love your lips when they’re wet with wine
And red with a wild desire;
I love your eyes when the lovelight lies
Lit with a passionate fire.
I love your arms when the warm white flesh
Touches mine in a fond embrace;
I love your hair when the strands enmesh
Your kisses against my face.

Not for me the cold, calm kiss
Of a virgin’s bloodless love;
Not for me the saint’s white bliss,
Nor the heart of a spotless dove.
But give me the love that so freely gives
And laughs at the whole world’s blame,
With your body so young and warm in my arms,
It sets my poor heart aflame.

So kiss me sweet with your warm wet mouth,
Still fragrant with ruby wine,
And say with a fervor born of the South
That your body and soul are mines.
Clasp me close in your warm young arms,
While the pale stars shine above,
And we’ll live our whole young lives away
In the joys of living love.

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