Puget Sound English Department

April 17, 2009

Students Select Love Poems

Filed under: Creative Writing,Events on Campus,Literature — O. @ 7:38 pm

Students in a section of English 203 selected the “love” poems (broadly defined) below as among their favorites from an anthology. We might consider this a short reading list for the remainder of National Poetry Month, or a list to keep in mind for later–0r both.

“may i feel said he,” e.e. cummings

“A Valediction Forbidding Mourning,” John Donne

“Love’s Alchemy,” John Donne

“Japan,” Billy Collins

“Song For a Dark Girl,” Langston Hughes

“anyone lived in a pretty how town,” e.e. cummings

Sonnet 130, William Shakespeare

“Letting Go,” Daryl Hine

“Song: Love Lives Beyong the Tomb,” John Clare

“First Love,” John Clare

“Strawberries,” Edwin Morgan

“One Perfect Rose,” Dorothy Parker

“Separation,” W.S. Merwin

“Whoever You Are,” W.W. Merwin

“A Broken Appointment,” Thomas Hardy

“Bloody Men,” Wendy Cope


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