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From the civilization of the Lower Nile to that of the Lower Hudson, more poets have written more convincingly, more poignantly about love than about any other subject. Jon Stallworthy has here selected some of the most moving, funny, shameless, and erotic love poems in the English language. Representing the work of more than 190 poets, from Sappho to Byron and Browning, f From the civilization of the Lower Nile to that of the Lower Hudson, more poets have written more convincingly, more poignantly about love than about any other subject. Jon Stallworthy has here selected some of the most moving, funny, shameless, and erotic love poems in the English language. Representing the work of more than 190 poets, from Sappho to Byron and Browning, from Rossetti to Wordsworth and E.E. Cummings, he offers a startling collection of love poetry down through the ages. Arranged thematically, beginning with the first drawings of young love and ending with the "long look back" of the aged, and revealing love in all its different aspects and perversities, this anthology demonstrates vividly man's changeless responses to the changing seasons of the heart. "Stallworthy's book of love poetry, ranging across more than twenty centuries of writing about love 'till the stars have run away' establishes beyond the eye-shadow of a doubt that love is, has been and always will be blind."--Christian Science Monitor "A very thorough job...eccentric and entertaining."--Times Literary Supplement (London)


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From the civilization of the Lower Nile to that of the Lower Hudson, more poets have written more convincingly, more poignantly about love than about any other subject. Jon Stallworthy has here selected some of the most moving, funny, shameless, and erotic love poems in the English language. Representing the work of more than 190 poets, from Sappho to Byron and Browning, f From the civilization of the Lower Nile to that of the Lower Hudson, more poets have written more convincingly, more poignantly about love than about any other subject. Jon Stallworthy has here selected some of the most moving, funny, shameless, and erotic love poems in the English language. Representing the work of more than 190 poets, from Sappho to Byron and Browning, from Rossetti to Wordsworth and E.E. Cummings, he offers a startling collection of love poetry down through the ages. Arranged thematically, beginning with the first drawings of young love and ending with the "long look back" of the aged, and revealing love in all its different aspects and perversities, this anthology demonstrates vividly man's changeless responses to the changing seasons of the heart. "Stallworthy's book of love poetry, ranging across more than twenty centuries of writing about love 'till the stars have run away' establishes beyond the eye-shadow of a doubt that love is, has been and always will be blind."--Christian Science Monitor "A very thorough job...eccentric and entertaining."--Times Literary Supplement (London)

30 review for Book of Love Poetry

  1. 5 out of 5

    Cami

    Now this is a poetry collection! I love how the different poems are arranged under such nouns as: Intimation, Declarations, Persuasions, Celebrations, Aberrations, Separations, Desolations, Reverberations. It was this amazing book that introduced me to one of my favorite poets, Pablo Neruda. Approximately 300 poems and more than 190 poets are encased inside the cover.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lamya Al Shammary

    Irresistible book

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tom Menner

    I borrowed this book from a library years ago, and was fortunate to find it years later in a book store. This collection has been the source of a lot of my favorite love poems, and I enjoy how it is organized into themes organized along love life cycles ("Intimations", "Declarations", "Celebrations", "Separations", etc.). I borrowed this book from a library years ago, and was fortunate to find it years later in a book store. This collection has been the source of a lot of my favorite love poems, and I enjoy how it is organized into themes organized along love life cycles ("Intimations", "Declarations", "Celebrations", "Separations", etc.).

  4. 5 out of 5

    J

    I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this anthology. Stallworthy does an excellent job of not only collecting but categorizing a diverse group of poems that look at love from many perspectives. Neither too sentimental or too cynical, this book examines the emotions of love from a myriad of views.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    I found this in the library in high school and it was my first introduction to poets like Ezra Pound and E.E. Cummings. It's an unusual, eccentric collection -- some funny, some bawdy, some moving. Now that I'm older, I have a different perspective on the book, but I still find pleasure in the variety of poems included. High praise to the editor, Jon Stallworthy. I found this in the library in high school and it was my first introduction to poets like Ezra Pound and E.E. Cummings. It's an unusual, eccentric collection -- some funny, some bawdy, some moving. Now that I'm older, I have a different perspective on the book, but I still find pleasure in the variety of poems included. High praise to the editor, Jon Stallworthy.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    I personally enjoy love poetry and found this baby for a low price in Long Beach, CA. I was happy with this book and enjoyed the beautiful poetry of love contained inside. Recommended to poetry lovers.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tina Edwards

    I'm not the biggest Love Poetry fan but I do love poetry. :) This book is worth owning just have a bunch of these poems individually and it takes up much less room then buying books by lots of different poets just to get 1 poem out of each. I'm not the biggest Love Poetry fan but I do love poetry. :) This book is worth owning just have a bunch of these poems individually and it takes up much less room then buying books by lots of different poets just to get 1 poem out of each.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bookishnymph *needs hea*

    I'm not going to pretend that I read every single poem in this collection. However I did read a good chunk of them, and the ones I read I really enjoyed. One of my favorites was "Strawberries". I'm not going to pretend that I read every single poem in this collection. However I did read a good chunk of them, and the ones I read I really enjoyed. One of my favorites was "Strawberries".

  9. 4 out of 5

    Trice

    i've been able to find a poem in this book to depict any level of love i've felt for anyone... i refer to it often. i've been able to find a poem in this book to depict any level of love i've felt for anyone... i refer to it often.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Quin Herron

    Canonical love poetry encapsulated, there is much to appreciate in this volume. It's by no means required reading, but it's nice to have around and it has its hidden gems like any treasury. Canonical love poetry encapsulated, there is much to appreciate in this volume. It's by no means required reading, but it's nice to have around and it has its hidden gems like any treasury.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dave Basham

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    Aravind

  13. 4 out of 5

    Monica

  14. 5 out of 5

    Melinda

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jane Erickson

  16. 5 out of 5

    Genesiselizabeth

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lara Searcy

  18. 5 out of 5

    Elena

  19. 4 out of 5

    Nicholas Alexander

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Finley

  21. 5 out of 5

    Brooke

  22. 4 out of 5

    Karenna

  23. 4 out of 5

    Janae Wells

  24. 4 out of 5

    Nasir Khan

  25. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Campolito

  26. 5 out of 5

    Heather Dubois

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dalilah

  28. 5 out of 5

    Anne

  29. 5 out of 5

    Liana Ashley

  30. 5 out of 5

    Steve

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