Read by Ghizela Rowe & Richard Mitchley (Unabridged: 15mins)
Featuring poems by Wilfred Owen, John Donne, Paul Laurence Dunbar & 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 9 - The Good Morrow & Other Poems
|02 - The Good Morrow by John Donne
|03 - Morning Song of Love by Paul Laurence Dunbar
|04 - If Thou Must Love Me Let It Be For Nought by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
|05 - Greater Love by Wilfred Owen
|06 - Love and Folly by Charlotte Smith
|07 - Love is Enough by William Morris
|08 - In Love by Rabia al Basri
|09 - I Prithee Send Me Back My Heart by Sir John Suckling
|10 - To Anthea Who May Command Him Any Thing by Robert Herrick
|11 - The Romance of the Knight by Thomas Chatterton