Thursday Love Poem, Valentine’s Edition: Embarrassing Old Videos

Already it’s time again for a Thursday Love Poem. It’s a weird and slightly random feature—I don’t do it every Thursday. Generally, the TLPs are a little off from what you might normally consider a love poem, so if we’re going to be puritans about it, not all of the following poems quite fit the…

Two Love Poems from Uncle Walt

Last night (read that as early this morning) I shared with you a reading of E. E. Cummings’ poem “Love Is Thicker Than Forget,” and I promised you some Valentine poems from Walt Whitman . Well, I might be bending the rules just a bit here, but you should be used to that by now….

Love Poems You Didn’t Write: Since Feeling is First

So I changed the title. Please feel free to submit a formal complaint to the management. You can consider this the fourth and final installment of the “Love Poems You Wish You Had Written” series for 2015. There is about a half hour left in the day of the man who died to marry people…

Bette Midler Meets The Beatles for a Saturday Love Song

So the yearly spike in page views, from folks who sadly only Google love poems for Valentine’s Day, has come to an end. You want to say that Valentine’s Day is over? I’ve got news for you, love poems, love songs, turkey, and candy canes are just as delicious on President’s Day, or even Thursday….

A Love Song from Elvis, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie

Since last Valentine’s day the most popular posts on my pages have undoubtedly been from the series “Love Poems You Wish You had Written,” including this article featuring E. E. Cummings and why his name should be properly capitalized. And if this lights your valentine fires, please see Suzie Grogan’s blog, No Wriggling Out of Writing,…