Romance in Poetry:
words that give wings to the heart...

Love Poems from a CPITS Poetry Writing Workshop:

Rumi Quatrains, e.e. cummings, William Stafford, Shakespeare Sonnet 116,
Elizabeth Browning, John Ciardi, Kuan Tao-sheng, Chang Pi, Lady Murasaki

Kahlil Gibran: “On Love” from The Prophet (1923)

Kahlil Gibran: “On Marriage” from The Prophet (1923)

John Masefield: “Her Heart” & “Being Her Friend” from Poems (1951)

Pablo Neruda: “Sonnets XLVII & XLVIII” from 100 Love Sonnets (1986)

Sharon Olds: “Topography” from The Gold Cell (1987)

Jalal al-Din Rumi: “Taste of Morning” & “A Voice through the Door”
from The Glance (1999)

Jalal al-Din Rumi: “I See My Beauty in You” & “Daring Enough to Finish”
from The Glance (1999)

Jalal al-Din Rumi: “The Self We Share” from The Glance (1999)

Jalal al-Din Rumi: “Listening” from The Glance (1999)

Peter Y. Chou: “Çacountala” for Camille Claudel (1990)

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