LIFE: LOVING SOMEONE, AND STRUGGLING (poems for Valentine’s Day)

I was first inspired to go searching for poems to share with you on Valentine’s Day 2014, and found Keats and Shakespeare’s Sonnets, as well as Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet #43. These, of course, were classically romantic, and even if few of us could have recited any of them from memory, still, they felt familiar and also, somehow personal. This year, for Valentine’s Day, I’d like to share a sensual, suggestive and evocative poem by D.H. Lawrence,  titled “Moonrise”,  but first, I want to present this beautiful poem by another talented poet you may not know, Amiri Baraka. I stumbled upon him in a Sunday New York Times review … Continue reading LIFE: LOVING SOMEONE, AND STRUGGLING (poems for Valentine’s Day)