Description : More Poems and Love Songs documents the poet's continuous journey through life. Once again, she shares her outlook on love and her relationship with God. However, be prepared! This book also contains poems which are a social commentary on the harsh reality of everyday life. If you enjoyed 'Poems and Love Songs, ' then you will also appreciate this book. Yours sincerely, Barbara T. Aimabl
Description : Falling in love is a complicated, messy, mad endeavour - and staying in love is even worse. All too often our hopes end in heartbreak and our dreams in tatters, but there is a rational alternative to romantic despair. Drawing on her own experience as a psychoanalyst, and the combined wisdom of philosophers, poets, scientists and singers, Anouchka Grose offers some serious solutions to the conundrums of love.
Description : The Love Songs of a Lonely Man is a selection of poems wtitten over a twenty year span, but 80 ercent or more are recent. Some of the "love songs" are conventional, at least in the sence of wooing and heart palpitations, the blues, and evanescence. That the conventional themes are given unconventional treatment is suggested by the titles of some of the poems: "The Love Song of an Inadequate Man," "Advice to a Sophomore Co-ed Who's suffering From Acute Horniness," "Forgive Me, Wife." However, most of the poems are love songs in the broader sense of passionate engagement with the world and with life at this time, under these circumstances. The author has had varied experiences as a laborer, medical lab tech, radio-TV anouncer and sportscaster, university professor, principal in large-scale grant projects, officer in a funding agency, mountain route newspaper carrier, and many other ups and downs. The perspectives in his poems, accordingly, are many, ranging from those of a bag lady to those of the "Sibyl on the Rhine," from those of a student who has shot fellow students to those of a grumpy old man who can't sleep and is discussing sex in his imagination with "famous dead men" - Picasso, Goethe, Hesse. The poems themselves are in several styles and forms, but all are "accessible." Some are sololoquies in voices as varied as those of Hildegard von Bingen, oedipus, a Death Mother, a Latino bead artsist, and a Union (Civil War) soldier. the poems demonstrate a flair for psychological insight, storytelling, and powerful imagery. speaking in his own voice the author is always passionate, is often cranky, sometimes has a twinkle in his eye. One motif is american culture in such poems as "The Bellringers of Palm Springs," "Of Meadows and Parking Lots," "The 600 Block of Elm Between Pleasant and Arcadia," and several others. A second major motif is religion; the author's perspective is revealed in "Sin Is" and is elaborated in "Osiris and Medea," "Oedipus Instructs the Tribes of Isreal," "Hildegard Confesses to Febrile and Apasionata," and others. Still a third major motif is simplistic morality and moral evil, found in "How Am I Different," "Errors of Love," "Are Women the Cause of Men?" "Dearest Lucinda," and others. And a fourth motif is art and artists, in such poems as "You Can't See a Tabula Rasa Until It Disappears," "How a Poet May Self-Aggrandize," and "The poet of Beads." A feature of the collection is a group of poems culled from a once large group based on dreams women share with the author. Over time those inlcuded in Love Songs have become "more poem that dream." the poems are unambiguously feminine in detals, imagry, and themes. "Encounter With the Turban and His Beast" is unambiguously humorous and has an odd resonance with the events of 9/11. "I Hold Pain in My Arms" is based on a dream following an abortion. And "Dona Nobis Pacem" is a vivid women-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous-breakdown dream-poem. Though it is not an emphasis of this collection of poems, some autobiographical details leach out. The unpleasant details are fiction and the pleasant details are lies.
Description : An accessible translation of the erotic writings attributed to the sixth Dalai Lama offers insight into the late-seventeenth-century Buddhist leader's non-traditional belief systems, presenting complementary explanations of obscure points and allusions.
Description : Called the Tenth Muse by the ancients, Greece's greatest female lyric poet Sappho (ca. 610-580 b.c.e.) spent the majority of her life on the famed island of Lesbos. Passionate and breathtaking, Sappho's poems survive only in fragments following religious conspiracies to silence her. Sappho penned immortal verse on the intense power of the female libido; on the themes of romance, love, yearning, heartbreak, and personal relationships with women. This work retains the standard numerical order of the fragments and has been arranged in six sections. Distinguished poet and lecturer Paul Roche's translation of The Love Songs of Sappho is enhanced with his brilliant essay, Portrait of Sappho, as well as a lucid historical introduction by celebrated feminist and classicist Page duBois.
Description : Dominic Clemow first began to write poems as a way of expressing feelings of sadness and loss after a relationship ended. His interest in poetry has grown and developed since then. He writes with feeling and passion, particularly about the pivotal moments of life, such as going on a date, marriage and break-ups - times when we are faced with choices that may transform our lives for ever. I love you more than words can say, More and more every single day, You’re the one I think about before I go to sleep, And the one I’m happy with, so I’m yours to keep.