Sensual Love Poems
Ballantine Books, Jan 1, 2002 - Poetry - 153 pages
How does love speak? . . .
In the embrace where madness melts in bliss,
And the convulsive rapture of a kiss–
Thus doth Love speak.
–Ella Wheeler Wilcox
At the heart of love lies the quickening of the senses–the thrill of touch, the perfume of passion, the taste and the voice of love, the vision of the beloved.
Sensual love has inspired poets throughout the ages–from the Bible’s beautiful Song of Songs to the lively evocations of sensual love and the private world of lovers created by such gifted contemporary poets as Stanley Kunitz, Maya Angelou, and W. S. Merwin. Here gathered are the truest and the loveliest– verses that tantalize the heart and celebrate the sweet turmoil of passion. Sensual Love Poems is a bouquet the freshness of which never fades, a feast for the senses . . . forever.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Ancient Egyptian Love Lyric Anonymous
Gloire de Dijon David Herbert Lawrence
Love You Ella Wheeler Wilcox
On a Girdle Edmund Waller
Summer Doorway W S Merwin
Leda Hilda Doolittle 83
E Lucevan Le Stelle
To Althea from Prison Richard Lovelace
To His Mistress John Wilmot Earl of Rochester
Her Beautiful Hands James Whitcomb Riley
Used Up This Body Izumi Shikibu
The Flea John Donne
Love Lives Beyond John Clare
Passion Uninspired by Sentiment
LoveLily Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Jan Kubelik Carl Sandburg
To Electra Robert Herrick
The Quarrel Conrad Aiken
The First Kiss of Love excerpts Lord Byron
The Dream John Donne
like my body when it is with your e e cummings
The Mathematician in Love William J Macquorn Rankine
No Way to See Him Ono no Komachi
Beauty Mary Ann Browne Gray
INDEX OF FIRST LINES