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Poetry Anthology _ Love

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Chelsey Slater

on 27 January 2016

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Transcript of Poetry Anthology _ Love

Poetry Anthology Love
aving a kind soul
njoying what life brings
ttraction to one another
eally compassionate
ender & sweet
There once was a girl who loved Tom.
He was funny and handsome and calm.
He liked to plant trees,
In the yard on his knees,
But he won't love her more than his Mom!

"Valentine" by
Lorna Dee Cervantes
Cherry plums suck a week’s soak,
overnight they explode into the scenery of before
your touch. The curtains open on the end of our past.
Pink trumpets on the vines bare to the hummingbirds.
Butterflies unclasp from the purse of their couplings, they
light and open on the doubled hands of eucalyptus fronds.
They sip from the pistils for seven generations that bear
them through another tongue as the first year of our
punishing mathematic begins clicking the calendar
forward. They land like seasoned rocks on the
decks of the cliffs. They take another turn
on the spiral of life where the blossoms
blush & pale in a day of dirty dawn
where the ghost of you webs
your limbs through branches
of cherry plum. Rare bird,
extinct color, you stay in
my dreams in x-ray. In
rerun, the bone of you
stripping sweethearts
folds and layers the
shedding petals of
my grief into a
decayed holo-
for ever
Gentle, kind
Caring, attracting, wanting
Heart, compassion, disgust, hatred
Loathing, despising, detesting
Hostile, mean
Love is in the air
Valentine's Day is coming
Send a candy-gram!
: This concrete poem, shaped like half a heart, uses lots of imagery to convey love through colors. For example, the author uses "cherry plums," "pink trumpets," and "blossoms blush" which describe two colors (red and pink) that we see on Valentine's Day. In addition to imagery, the author also uses a smilie "they land like seasoned rocks on the desks of the cliffs" to describe the appearance of a butterfly.
"I loved you first: but afterward your love" by Christina Rosseti
I loved you first: but afterwards your love
Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song
As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.
Which owes the other most? my love was long,
And yours one moment seemed to wax more strong;
I loved and guessed at you, you construed me
And loved me for what might or might not be –
Nay, weights and measures do us both a wrong.
For verily love knows not ‘mine’ or ‘thine;’
With separate ‘I’ and ‘thou’ free love has done,
For one is both and both are one in love:
Rich love knows nought of ‘thine that is not mine;’
Both have the strength and both the length thereof,
Both of us, of the love which makes us one.
This rhyming poem is about the love of two people, and one person's love is stronger than the other. "Love" is made to seem human with the following line of personification: "your love/ Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song..."
[love is more thicker than forget]
by e. e. cummings
love is more thicker than forget
more thinner than recall
more seldom than a wave is wet
more frequent than to fail

it is most mad and moonly
and less it shall unbe
than all the sea which only
is deeper than the sea

love is less always than to win
less never than alive
less bigger than the least begin
less littler than forgive

it is most sane and sunly
and more it cannot die
than all the sky which only
is higher than the sky
This 4 stanza poem is about the many forms of love. Love can be "thick" or "thin," meaning big or small, and "mad" or "sane," meaning crazy or normal.

There is also a lot of repetition of the words "more" and "less" in the poem to emphasize that love can exist in many forms.

There is also personification in the last line that states love "cannot die" meaning love lasts forever, no matter what form.
"Poem" by Jill Alexander
A clementine
Of inclement climate
Grows tart.

A crocus
Too stoic to open,

Like an oyster
That cloisters a spoil of pearls,

The heart that’s had
Stays shut.
This 4 stanza poem is about what happens when someone has been hurt too much from love, and his/her heart must remain shut.

There is consonance in the first stanza of the "cl" sound in "clementine" "inclement" and "climate.

There is assonance in the second stanza of the long "o" sound in the words "crocus" "stoic" and "open." There is also assonance in the third stanza of the "oi" sound in the words "oyster" "cloister" and "pearls."

This entire poem uses metaphors to compare a closed heart to a tart fruit, and a closed flower and oyster.
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