The boy beside me
is not you but he
is familiar in all
the important ways.
I pass through life
finding you over
and over again—
with love. And every
Afflicted by my
kindness, they leave
me with my music.
I loved you before
The following contemporary poems engage with the joys and complexities related to romantic love and loving friendships.
|2015||The Small Country||Ellen Bass|
|2019||Prayer Severing the Cycle||Donte Collins|
|2018||Eros the Contagion||Annie Kim|
|2018||The Marriage We Carried in Our Pockets||Doug Ramspeck|
|2015||Oxymoronic Love||Jennifer Militello|
|2015||The Sword Swallower's Valentine||Sandra Beasley|
|1998||Haiku [for you]||Sonia Sanchez|
|1998||Blues Haiku [let me be yo wil]||Sonia Sanchez|