Love Found: 50 Classic Poems of Desire, Longing, and Devotion

Chronicle Books - From emily dickinson's steamy declaration that "were i with thee / our luxury!" to Langston Hughes's gorgeous image of love as "a ripe plum / wild nights should be / growing on a purple tree, " this is an exquisite collection of swoon-worthy love poems for the ages. Curated by authors jessica strand and leslie jonath, anniversaries, Love Found is perfect for Valentine's Day, weddings, with illustrations by Jennifer Orkin Lewis, or spur-of-the-moment romantic gestures.

For new sweethearts and long-wed couples alike, poetry is the ultimate gift of love. The classic love poems gathered in this elegant volume capture the full spectrum of romance—desire, passion, longing, and partnership.

Big Wolf and Little Wolf

Enchanted Lion Books - After a while, however, he starts to feel fond of his small companion. Big wolf lives alone under a tree at the top of a hill. He stays all night and all the next day. Will little wolf return? If he does, Big Wolf’s heart might just burst with joy. Big wolf is too proud to cry, but the reader cannot miss the great emotion that overwhelms him.

He is alone, but happy. Could this be the beginning of a beautiful friendship? Big Wolf & Little Wolf was named a Batchelder Honor Book in 2010 Without a word, Little Wolf sits down next to Big Wolf. One day, another wolf arrives: a little wolf. That night, he decides to let Little Wolf share his blanket. He spends his time staring at the horizon, waiting for Little Wolf to return, but without the slightest reason to hope that he will.

Big Wolf and Little Wolf - The next day, he shares some of his lunch. At first, big wolf is suspicious and worried that Little Wolf will grow bigger and become a rival. Big wolf loses his appetite and cannot sleep. Just as big wolf is starting to get used to his new friend, Little Wolf disappears.

The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

Flatiron Books - The five invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. The five invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us.

They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. As a renowned teacher of compassionate caregiving and the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. Flatiron. In the five invitations, he distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation.

The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully - The five invitations:-don’t wait-welcome everything, push away nothing-bring Your Whole Self to the Experience-Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things-Cultivate Don’t Know MindThese Five Invitations show us how to wake up fully to our lives. They can be understood as best practices for anyone coping with loss or navigating any sort of transition or crisis; they guide us toward appreciating life’s preciousness.

She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most. Life and death are a package deal. Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life, and letting go of regret.

The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time

Grand Central Publishing - E. The 100 best love Poems of all Time. Revisit the classics: "he is more than a hero" by sappho sonnet 18 "let me not to the marriage of true minds" by william Shakespeare "She Walks in Beauty" by Lord Byron Enjoy Old Favorites: "To My Dear and Loving Husband" by Anne Bradstreet "The Owl and the Pussycat" by Edward Lear "When I Was One and Twenty" by A.

Warner Books NY. It's a perfect companion to read alone or to share with that special person in your life. Words of Love. And seduction, heartbreak, adoration, and passion. Flatiron. Here in this portable treasury are the 100 most moving and memorable love poems of all time, each accompanied by an illuminating introduction.

The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time - . Toklas" by gertrude stein "valentine" by Donald Hall "True Love" by Judith Viorst Carry this book wherever you go. Housman make surprising discoveries: "Your Catfish Friend" by Richard Brautigan "To Alice B.

This is a Poem that Heals Fish

Enchanted Lion Books - Warner Books NY. Exuding magic and unbridled creativity on every page, this is a book with the potential to heal more than just fish. Publishers Weekly"An enchantingly abstract invitation to ponder poetry. Kirkus reviews"a great book for any age! at this very moment, it feels like one of the best books I've ever bought!"—A Year of Reading blog Flatiron.

Specimen Days and Collect Neversink

Melville House - From his years as a wartime nurse in Washington, D. C. Memories of abraham lincoln, come touching glimpses of the dead and dying in military hospitals, and vivid impressions of the nation’s capital in a time of great crisis. Whitman’s travel yields memorable recollections of Boston, a walk through Central Park, Niagara Falls, the Hudson Valley, the City of Denver, and more.

Flatiron. Along with the famed essay “democratic vistas, wildflowers, touching tributes to songbirds, reflections on a last visit to Emerson, ” there are scenes from the poet’s childhood, friendship and freedom; impressions of the music of Beethoven, the deaths of Lincoln and Longfellow and the painful process of aging.

Specimen Days and Collect Neversink - Deeply felt and vividly expressed, specimen days and Collect is a richly rewarding experience, a rare excursion into the mind and heard of one of America’s greatest poets—and the America his poetry so richly commemorated. Specimen days and collect, first published in 1882, and events of his time, places, is a choice collection of Whitman’s uniquely revealing impressions of the people, principally the era of the Civil War and its aftermath.

On page after page, empathetic observer, and with it rare glimpse of Whitman as poet, a vast panorama of American life unfolds, and romantic wanderer. Warner Books NY. Whitman’s uniquely revealing impressions of the people, and events of his time—with a brilliant new introduction by Leslie Jamison, places, author of the bestselling The Empathy Exams.

One of the most creative and individual poets America has produced, Walt Whitman was also a prolific diarist, note-taker, and essayist whose intimate observations and reflections have profoundly deepened understanding of nineteenth-century American life.

The Blue Songbird

Running Press Kids - A little blue songbird longs to sing like her sisters. With courage and tenacity, she travels the world, an owl, and a mean-looking crow, seeking advice from a crane, and other birds, hoping they will lead her to her special song. Running. Warner Books NY. Her mother encourages her to leave home and find a song that only she can sing.

. But whenever she tries, she cannot get the tune right. Told in gentle, sizes, lyrical prose and with bright, The Blue Songbird is an empowering story for kids of all shapes, beautiful watercolor illustrations, and singing ability. Flatiron.

I Carry Your Heart with Me

Cameron Books - Cummings poem, beautifully illustrated by Mati Rose McDonough. Showing the strong bond of love between mother and child, within nature and throughout life, Cummings' heartfelt words expressed through McDonough's lovely illustrations combine to create a fresh, yet classic, portrayal of love. Running. Cameron Company.

Flatiron. I carry your heart with Me is a children's adaptation of the beloved E. Warner Books NY. Cummings, as i carry your heart with me i carry it in, "I Carry Your Heart With Me" has become a classic and very popular poem over the years. First published by liveright publishing in 1952 in Complete Poems: 1904-1962 by E.

I Carry Your Heart with Me - E. Mcdonough's illustrations provide a new artistic interpretation on this familiar poem. E.

All Hail the Queen: Twenty Women Who Ruled

Chronicle Books - From cleopatra to empress wu zetian, marie Antoinette to Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, these extraordinary female monarchs from all over the world have captured imaginations throughout the ages. Cameron Company. Flatiron. Running. With a deluxe foil-spangled two-piece case, this elegant and diverse celebration of women in charge makes the perfect Mother's Day or girlfriend go-to gift for the queen in our lives.

Warner Books NY. Discover twenty true stories of royal intrigue, power, and passion, brought to life through the gorgeous illustrations of Jennifer Orkin Lewis and the witty words of Shweta Jha.


Pantheon - Warner Books NY. Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries—beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, who catalyzed the environmental movement.

Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists, writers, mostly queer—whose public contribution have risen out of their unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand, experience, and scientists—mostly women, and appreciate the universe. Among them are the astronomer maria mitchell, who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller, who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer, who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily Dickinson.

Figuring - Emanating from these lives are larger questions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of betterment on an imperfect world: Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness? Is genius? Is love? Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figures—Ralph Waldo Emerson, the history of science, the rise and decline of religion, Charles Darwin, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman—and a tapestry of themes spanning music, feminism, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Nathaniel Hawthorne, poetry, and how the intersection of astronomy, Herman Melville, and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movement.

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

Everyman's Library - 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, Elizabeth Bishop, Hart Crane, Djuna Barnes, Constantine Cavafy, Gertrude Stein, Federico García Lorca, W. Auden, and James Merrill.

Their poems of love are among the most perceptive, the most passionate, the wittiest, and the most moving we have. Warner Books NY. Flatiron. Running. From michelangelo’s “love misinterpreted” to noël coward’s “mad about the boy, ” from may Swenson’s “Symmetrical Companion” to Muriel Rukeyser’s “Looking at Each Other, ” these poems take on both desire and its higher power: love in all its tender or taunting variety.

Love Speaks Its Name: Gay and Lesbian Love Poems Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series - Cameron Company. H.