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Read by Ghizela Rowe & Richard Mitchley (Unabridged: 15mins)
Featuring poems by Hafiz, Sara Teasdale, William Shakespeare & 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 7 - Bright Star & Other Poems|
|02 - Bright Star by John Keats|
|03 - To Roses in the Bosom of Castara by William Habington|
|04 - To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time by Robert Herrick|
|05 - Because I Liked You by A E Housman|
|06 - Ardour by Radclyffe Hall|
|07 - Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare|
|08 - Sonnet To My Wife by Thomas Hood|
|09 - I Am Not Yours by Sara Teasdale|
|10 - Longing by Matthew Arnold|
|11 - A Valediction, Forbidding Mourning by John Donne|
|12 - Love's Emblems by John Fletcher|
|13 - Slaves of Thy Shining Eyes by Hafiz|