Sunday Poetry: Curved Close and Warm

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.   If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here.

Valentine’s day is fast approaching, and this poem recently graced my mailbox, to remind me of the beauty of two people in love.  On Tuesday I’ll start a list especially for the holiday, but in the meantime, please read with me the lushly evocative Nightsong by Philip Booth, brought to us, as poems on Sunday Poetry so often are, courtesy of The Writer’s Almanac. 

Just a reminder why I don’t usually print poems here, and instead link to another site?  Writer’s Almanac and all the other sources I use have permission to post the poems I choose.  I do not have permission, unless the selections are old enough to be out of copyright.  To do so anyway would probably not bring down the wrath of copyright attorneys, since this site is, in the scheme of things, a blip in the blogging universe.  But copyright matters, and the poets who willingly share their poems deserve to be honored with our compliance in exchange for their generosity.  If you love their work, consider buying it to share with your friends.

What’s more romantic than a wonderful volume of poetry on Valentine’s Day?

Remember there are no quizzes here, no right ways to read or contemplate the poem we share.  Absolutely no dissecting allowed.  Just come along for the “read.”  What line, word or thought will you carry with you this week?  If you’d like to tell us where the poem took you?  We’ll listen.


  1. Audrey Bonnell on February 12, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I can only say WOW. What love and passion there. It really is a beautiful writing and thanks again for giving us this opportunity to delve into poetry and to learn from them.

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