'What will survive of us is love.' Whether in marriage or heartbreak, friendship or infatuation, whether in pursuit of the unattainable ideal or else settling down together for life, whether in love or out of it, you will find poems here to touch the heart. It is a vital assembly of our most treasured and enduring love poems.
From BBC Radio 4’s popular Poetry Please, affably hosted by Roger McGough, comes a collection devoted to love. Here Shakespeare’s sonnets sit alongside Philip Larkin’s poignant ‘Wedding Wind’, Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Valen-tine’ giving an onion not a rose as a gift, and Wendy Cope’s wry ‘Rondeau Redoublé’. A delightful collection to dip into.
Publication date: 15/01/2015
Publisher: Faber & Faber
|Publication date:||15th January 2015|
|Publisher:||Faber & Faber|
|Categories:||Poetry anthologies (various poets),|
BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to one million listeners a week, has become a unique record of the country's best-loved poems over the decades since its inception.More About Various Poets