How do you keep a strong sense of self in a relationship? in the universe? Zubair Ahmed’s poem, Concession, from CITY OF RIVERS evokes this paradox.
For the full text of the poem, click through!
Loss is inevitable, and yet love is the most transcendent part of life. How to reconcile love and loss? How to live when the potential for sadness and grief is ever-present? I’m contemplating this sense of enormity right now, inspired by Shakespeare’s Sonnet 64.
For the full text of the sonnet as well as more on love and loss, click through!
What crazy sh*t would you pull to get someone to like you back? (Or text you back.) You are not alone! Sappho, a Greek poetess circa 630 BC, had some crazy going on…
As young women, we feel tremendous societal pressure, especially when we’re single. We are pressured to be in a relationship, to justify our life choices, to fit into a conventional mold. Inspired by Erika Funkhouser’s poem “When She Lies Down at Night,” I want to talk about how we can deal with loneliness and how we may be able to let go of social pressure.
Read the full text of the poem, and my essay on it, after the jump!
Heartbreak, frustration, longing.
National Book Award Poetry Prize winner, David Ferry, GOES THERE:
(read the full poem after the break)
You’re Wearing Too Much Makeup! / Love Poem for the Day from Dating & Hookup on Vimeo.
A letter from 16th Century Korea proves that Epic Love is not just a Millennial thing…
I MISS YOU!!! / Love Poem for the Day from Dating & Hookup on Vimeo.
(via awesome site: Letters of Note)
As September begins, Becky expounds on one of Emily Dickinson’s most passionate love poems. If you were coming in the Fall…
Emily Dickinson Rocks.
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