A book of love poems

Vtg Anne Sexton / Love Poems / First Edition 1969

As we think about famous love poems for Valentine’s Day, a few poets come to mind. Anne Sexton’s love poems has some of my favorite lines.

In Sexton’s ‘For My Lover, Returning To His Wife,’

I recall this:

“Fireworks in the dull middle of February
and as real as a cast-iron pot.
Let’s face it, I have been momentary…. She is solid.
As for me, I am a watercolor.
I wash off.”

And another from Sexton: “I like you. Your eyes are full of language.” (from a letter she wrote in 1964). As you search for the right words to say to the ones you love, check out a book of love poems for inspiration.

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