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Love Speaks Its Name: Gay and Lesbian Love Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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"I Have Had Not One Word From Her "

by Sappho

(trans. by Mary Barnard)

I have not had one word from her

Frankly I wish I were dead.

When she left, she wept

a great deal; she said to

me, "This parting must be

endured, Sappho. I go unwillingly."

I said, "Go, and be happy

but remember (you know

well) whom you leave shackled by love

"If you forget me, think

of our gifts to Aphrodite

and all the loveliness that we shared

"all the violet tiaras,

braided rosebuds, dill and

crocus twined around your young neck

"myrrh poured on your head

and on soft mats girls with

all that they most wished for beside them

"while no voices chanted

choruses without ours,

no woodlot bloomed in spring without song . . ."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375411700
Editor:
McClatchy, J. D.
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Editor:
McClatchy, J. D.
Author:
McClatchy, J. D.
Author:
J.D. McClatchy, ed.
Author:
J.D. McClatchy, ed.
Author:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Homosexuality
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Love poetry
Subject:
Gays' writings
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Series:
Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
Series Volume:
FS-046-01
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.48x4.42x.75 in. .50 lbs.

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Love Speaks Its Name: Gay and Lesbian Love Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) New Hardcover
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Product details 256 pages Everyman's Library - English 9780375411700 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The poems collected here have been written by men and women whose longings for love, over the centuries, have been condemned and even persecuted — among them Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Federico Garcia Lorca, Djuna Barnes, Constantine Cavafy, Elizabeth Bishop, W. H. Auden, James Merrill. Those whose desires have been deemed dangerous place a unique value on true love, and their celebrations of it are among the most perceptive and exultant we have.

From Michelangelo's "Love Misinterpreted" to Noel Coward's "Mad About the Boy", from May Swenson's "Symmetrical Companion" to Muriel Rukeyser's "Looking at Each Other", and from Shakespeare's sonnets to his young man to Frank O'Hara's "To You", these poems take on both desire and its higher power: love in all its tender or taunting variety.

"Synopsis" by , From Sappho to Shakespeare to Cole Porter-a marvelous and wide-ranging collection of classic gay and lesbian love poetry.

The poets represented here include Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Federico García Lorca, Djuna Barnes, Constantine Cavafy, Elizabeth Bishop, W. H. Auden, and James Merrill. Their poems of love are among the most perceptive, the most passionate, the wittiest, and the most moving we have. From Michelangelos “Love Misinterpreted” to Noël Cowards “Mad About the Boy,” from May Swensons “Symmetrical Companion” to Muriel Rukeysers “Looking at Each Other,” these poems take on both desire and its higher power: love in all its tender or taunting variety.

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