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Love Poetry

'Sitting Duck' -- The Poem and the Backstory

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

(This story appeared in a different version on Tricia's blog. The poem "Sitting Duck" appears in her new book of poetry, The Music of Leaving.) ...

Seize the Day: Make Your Lives Extraordinary

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

A listener, a helper, an empathic and caring friend, always available for us, a smile on our everyday life, a huge smile hiding a deep sadness. That no one could help.

Across From Bloody Mary's Bar and Grill

Michele Somerville | Posted 03.03.2014 | Arts
Michele Somerville

The final sun of the year is broken upon the water, an accident no longer waiting to happen, a bulb con- solidated no longer, a shattered whole compr...

That Man (a Love Poem)

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 08.25.2013 | Books
Allison Berkowitz

"That Man" That man is the space and he is time. That man is reason when I've lost rhyme. He is plain from afar, but other-worldly up close. I kn...

Love Poems By The Taliban

Posted 08.22.2012 | Books

These poems are taken from the book Poetry of the Taliban (Columbia/Hurst, $24.50). These poems come from the chapters "Before Sept 11th" and "Love". ...

How To Write Love Poems That Don't Suck

| Posted 02.13.2012 | Books

By Jeremy Richards for Poetry Foundation I once responded to a girlfriend’s love poem by critiquing its imagery. That relationship didn’t last ...

TEEN POETRY: 'She Said Those Words... But She Didn't Mean It'

| Ethan Karoscik | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original poetry by and for high school students, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for youn...

The Revealing Note in Grandma's Cookbook

Lee Woodruff | Posted 04.14.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

Recipes are the currency by which generations of women define and distinguish themselves from other families. These sometimes-secret formulas, handed down from mother to daughter, are inscriptions of endearment, the personal stamp encrypted in each dish like DNA.

Loving and Letting Go

Roger Housden | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Roger Housden

The greatest gift of love is the gesture of open arms -- let come what comes -- not because you don't care, or because you hope to steel yourself against pain, but because you care so much that you are helpless to do anything else.

Celebrating The Divine Union Of The Soul: Devotees Mark 738th Anniversary Of Rumi's Death

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

Rumi died in 1273. To this day, his devotees celebrate his departure from the world as one would in a marriage, apt for a man who sought the highest love in life, and found it most completely in death.

Finding A Deeper Love This Valentine's Day

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

While romantic love can be intoxicating and ever so delicious, there is a deeper kind of love that bars no participants.

My Ex Published A Poetry Collection--About Me!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Poetry Foundation: Poems From My Ex After the love affair, there were poems. By Lisa Catherine Harper Fifteen years after we broke up, my ex-boy...