Sharing a chapbook of poetry for Valentine's Day

Love Poems Valentine’s Day The Betsy-South Beach love poems 2015.indd 1 2/2/15 3:20 PM
Love Poems Valentine   s Day The Betsy-South Beach  love poems 2015.indd 1  2 2 15 3 20 PM
ON READING POETRY OUT LOUD You are the vessel of your poem. Relax and be natural. Let the words of the poem do the work. YET … Line breaks are a defining feature of poetry. Decide whether a break requires a pause and, if so, how long to pause. (POETRYOUTLOUD.ORG) love poems 2015.indd 3 2/2/15 3:20 PM
ON READING POETRY OUT LOUD You are the vessel of your poem. Relax and be natural. Let the words of the poem do the work. Y...
LOVE POEMS To read and share by Paul Lawrence Dunbar E.E. Cummings Emily Dickinson Hyam Plutzik Pablo Neruda Valentines Week The Betsy-South Beach love poems 2015.indd 4 2/2/15 3:20 PM
LOVE POEMS To read and share by Paul Lawrence Dunbar E.E. Cummings Emily Dickinson Hyam Plutzik Pablo Neruda Valentines We...
Paul Laurence Dunbar PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR Invitation to Love Come when the nights are bright with stars Or come when the moon is mellow; Come when the sun his golden bars Drops on the hay-field yellow. Come in the twilight soft and gray, Come in the night or come in the day, Come, O love, whene’er you may, And you are welcome, welcome. You are sweet, O Love, dear Love, You are soft as the nesting dove. Come to my heart and bring it to rest As the bird flies home to its welcome nest. Come when my heart is full of grief Or when my heart is merry; Come with the falling of the leaf Or with the redd’ning cherry. Come when the year’s first blossom blows, Come when the summer gleams and glows, Come with the winter’s drifting snows, And you are welcome, welcome. love poems 2015.indd 5 2/2/15 3:20 PM
Paul Laurence Dunbar PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR  Invitation to Love  Come when the nights are bright with stars Or come when the...
ee cummings E.E. CUMMINGS I Carry Your Heart I carry your heart I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear ;and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart) love poems 2015.indd 6 2/2/15 3:20 PM
ee cummings E.E. CUMMINGS I Carry Your Heart  I carry your heart I carry your heart with me  I carry it in my heart  I am ...
Emily Dickinson EMILY DICKINSON Love is anterior to life Love is anterior to life, Posterior to death, Initial of creation, and The exponent of breath. My river runs to thee My river runs to thee: Blue sea, wilt welcome me? My river waits reply. Oh sea, look graciously! I ’ll fetch thee brooks From spotted nooks — Say, sea, Take me! love poems 2015.indd 7 2/2/15 3:20 PM
Emily Dickinson  EMILY DICKINSON  Love is anterior to life Love is anterior to life, Posterior to death, Initial of creati...
Hyam Plutzik HYAM PLUTZIK Brooch Brooch of chanticleer singing, of gold and ruby, Go to a gypsy in a distant city, Over the sunken galleons of the ocean That sunders us. Tell her that I have kissed you; Therefore if she do so our lips shall meet As is the tenderness we knew, repeating The oath we took together, she and I, These two years past. Brooch of ruby and gold, Go to the gypsy quickly. You shall know her By the gay laugh and by the graceful way; The soft arms, and by the eyes of longing; The smooth cheek, with the slow tear falling; And the heart’s blood crying out for me, As mine for her, over the heavy miles. love poems 2015.indd 8 2/2/15 3:20 PM
Hyam Plutzik HYAM PLUTZIK Brooch  Brooch of chanticleer singing, of gold and ruby, Go to a gypsy in a distant city, Over t...
Tell her the days are an empty cup now Till we walk again together, and we turn To circle each other in the orbit of our arms Like suns bound in the great paths of heaven, But on this fragile world they gave to us. Brooch of chanticleer singing, you have known Two generations of men lapse and be quiet. Surely, in this time, you have found knowledge, Have seen the evils that hover above our ways. Go, be my messenger, protect her from them, And pinned at her warm throat be talisman Against the outrage of fate, or sorrowing. And say this too, when she first look upon you: He loves you, there on the green island, England. He takes your face in his hands and draws you to him. Forever – thus it shall be at the battle’s ending. love poems 2015.indd 9 2/2/15 3:20 PM
Tell her the days are an empty cup now Till we walk again together, and we turn To circle each other in the orbit of our a...
Pablo Neruda PABLO NERUDA I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” - from 100 Love Sonnets “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.” - from 100 Love Sonnets love poems 2015.indd 10 2/2/15 3:20 PM
Pablo Neruda  PABLO NERUDA  I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or...
“I want To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” - from 20 Love Poems and a Song of Despair “Then love knew it was called love. And when I lifted my eyes to your name, suddenly your heart showed me my way” - from Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada; Cien sonetos de amor love poems 2015.indd 11 2/2/15 3:20 PM
   I want To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.    - from 20 Love Poems and a Song of Despair     Then lo...
SHARED IN HONOR OF OUR SEASON OF GRATITUDE The Betsy has renamed the period between Veteran’s Day and Valentine’s Day as the “Season of Gratitude,” a time to embrace the universal desire for a world where giving thanks is a shared mission. Expect no more. This is happiness. TM 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-531-6100 | www.thebetsyhotel.com Poetic texts are provided free of charge and for educational purposes to our Valentines guests. love poems 2015.indd 12 2/2/15 3:20 PM
SHARED IN HONOR OF OUR SEASON OF GRATITUDE The Betsy has renamed the period between Veteran   s Day and Valentine   s Day ...