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Sat Feb 14, 2015, 01:27 PM

111. I like Wallace Stevens, altho he can be a bit difficult. Yeats is fine, too.

You might want to check out community college courses in poetry. My cc is free for seniors over the age of 62 (I had to buy the text book however). I took Italian 101 and Italian 102 at my cc. The text was $100 but was used for both courses.

In my area there are Learning in Retirement courses for seniors. I taught one on love poetry entitled "Bright Star and Wild Darling." It was a 4 week seminar. Here is what I offered:

The Poetry of Love


LOVE'S PASSION

There is some kiss we want with our whole lives -- Rumi
Don't go far off, not even for a day -- Neruda

I knew a woman, lovely in her bones -- Roethke
When Sue wears red -- Langston Hughes

Bright Star! Would I Were Steadfast as thou Art -- Keats
I Carry Your Heart with Me -- e.e. cummings

There's a man -- Sappho
I am the Rose of Sharon -- attributed to King Solomon

Busy Old Fool, Unruly Sun -- Donne


ENDURING LOVE

My monkey-wrench man is my sweet patootie -- Margaret Walker
Touch Me -- Kunitz

Madonna of the Evening Flowers -- Amy Lowell
Cloths of Heaven -- Yeats

O, never say that I was false of heart - Shakespeare (sonnet 109)
Sonnet from "The Amoretti" (little love poems) TBD - Spenser

LOSS AND REMEMBRANCE

Funeral Blues -- Auden
Reluctance -- Frost

I slept in the past -- Izumi Shikibu
What lips my lips have kissed -- Millay

RENUNCIATION

The soul selects her own society -- Dickinson
That Will to Divest -- Kay Ryan

Circe's Power -- Gluck



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