Read by Ghizela Rowe & Richard Mitchley (Unabridged: 15mins)
Featuring poems by William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Christopher Marlowe & others.
What is love?
The question is asked by each of us but the answer remains elusive. Dictionaries summon up many words but none fulfill.
Love itself is often ethereal, felt but only seen in a glance, a look, a fleeting touch. Part of Love’s beauty is perhaps in the fact that the question never can be adequately answered; its ephemeral, a chimera of the heart and only felt.
Our own experiences are unique and personal to ourselves and of little help defining it for another.
Love is perhaps best expressed through poetry. As Plato said 2500 years ago “At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet”. Writing a love poem for ones’ partner is seen as the most romantic of gestures. It opens our hearts to another's. Lovers love.
Here, in this volume history’s greatest poets convey thoughts, feelings and sentiments of love to you in quick (or bite-size) conversations of verse that can slip into your day and your partner's heart.
In this compilation -
|01 - Fifteen Minutes of Love - Volume 10 - The Passionate Shepherd & Other Poems
|02 - The Passionate Shepherd To His Love by Christopher Marlowe
|03 - Youth And Love by Robert Louis Stevenson
|04 - How Sweet I Roam'd From Field To Field by William Blake
|05 - One Day I Wrote Her Name Upon The Strand by Edmund Spenser
|06 - Wild Nights, Wild Nights by Emily Dickinson
|07 - Sonnet IV - Lovesight by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
|08 - Oh, Is it Love by Amy Levy
|09 - A Broken Appointment by Thomas Hardy
|10 - Venus in the Garden by James Weldon Johnson
|11 - Loves Lies Bleeding by Algernon Charles Swinburne
|12 - Doubting Heart by Adelaide Anne Proctor
|13 - Love and Hate by Elizabeth Siddal
|13 - Youth and Love by Robert Louis Stevenson
|14 - We Parted In Silence by Isabella Valancy Crawford
|15 - A Life Without Love by Shams Tabrizi