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Friday, August 19, 2011

Love Song

Each Friday we provide the link to the blogger who is hosting a weekly celebration of poetry around the blogosphere. There you can find the links to the many other blogs that are posting poems (new and old), discussions of poems, and reviews of poetry books. It’s also a great way to explore the internet.

Enjoy the festivities!

Today’s host is Doraine Bennett. You can visit her here.

(Untitled eighteenth-century English woodcut)

Since June we have been looking at love, first at Storge, or affection, and then Philia, or friendship. Today we start our study of “love poems,” verses concerned with Eros, or romance.

“By Eros,” writes C. S. Lewis in The Four Loves, “I mean of course that state which we call ‘being in love’; or, if you prefer, that kind of love which lovers are ‘in’.”


Where would my home like to be?
My home is tiny,
Moves constantly,
Takes along my heart in captivity,
Makes me joyful, makes me blue;
My home is you.

~ Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), the German-Swiss novelist, poet, and painter


Tabatha said...

I remember reading his Siddhartha in school -- it's fun to see how many novelists are also poets.

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

I love your theme: Eros! Haha. Reading this poem aloud has made me involuntarily say "awww" after the last lines. Haha. Nice! Thanks for sharing.

jama said...

Sigh! I'm a big fan of romance. Never knew Hesse wrote poetry. ♥

Doraine Bennett said...

I'm enjoying the format of your blog, pairing poems with quotes from other authors.

Thanks for sharing these from C.S. Lewis and Hesse.