(of poems that I plan to read for a Valentine's-themed poetry reading in the spacious, gracious, bodacious community room of my apartment building. This will have been the fifth reading in a monthly series, begun last October; the readings have been generally well-received.)
O Tell Me the Truth about Love
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
4.00 to 5.15 pm
Catullus, Mellitos oculos tuos (Latin and English)
Dante, Tanto gentile (Italian and English)
Novalis, Ich sehe dich in tausend Bildern (German and English)
Shakespeare, sonnet 18
Romeo's "But soft, what light"
Spenser, Amoretti, sonnets 30, 78, 89
Carew, Ask me no more where Jove bestows
Auden, O tell me the truth about love
You're my cup of tea
E. Browning, How do I love thee?
Millay, Love is not all; it is not meat nor drink
When we are old ...
Cummings, love is more thicker than forget
being to timelessness as it's to time
i carry your heart
Heaney, Glanmore Sonnet X
The Guttural Muse
Roethke, The Dream
All the Earth, All the Air
Michelangelo, trans. H. Coleridge, The might of one fair face
Campion, Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow
Follow thy saint, follow with accents sweet
Rose-cheekt Laura, come
If anyone can suggest some indispensable poem that I may have overlooked, please speak up in the comment-box!