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Read by Ghizela Rowe & Richard Mitchley (Unabridged: 15mins)
Featuring poems by Tagore, George Eliot, WB Yeats & 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 5 - Shall I CompareThee to a Summer's Day & Other Poems|
|02 - Sonnet 18 - Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day by William Shakespeare|
|03 - I Love You by Ella Wheeler Wilcox|
|04 - Rose of All the World by D H Lawrence|
|05 - Trust Thou Thy Love by John Ruskin|
|06 - Lover's Petition by Ralph Waldo Emerson|
|07 - Helas! by Oscar Wilde|
|08 - Modern Love II by George Meredith|
|09 - Buried Love by Sara Teasdale|
|10 - The Hill by Rupert Brooke|
|11 - Love by Sarah Fuller Adams|
|12 - Intoxicated By the Wine of Love by Farid ud-Din Attar|
|13 - Lovers' Infiniteness by John Donne|
|14 - Sonnets Are Full of Love by Christina Rossetti|