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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Carol Ann Duffy on Love Poems

Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, reveals her favourite love poems - Sappho, Keats, Neruda, Donne. Here's one from Pablo Neruda:

Even now

If my girl with lotus eyes came

to me again

Weary with the dear weight of

young love,

Again I would give her to

these starved twins of arms

And from her mouth drink

down the heavy wine,

As a reeling pirate bee in

fluttered ease

Steals up the honey from the


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