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Barbara Crooker: Sustenance

It’s hard to remember we swim in an ocean
of great love, so easy to fall into bickering
like little birds at the feeder

November 13, 2022 · 11 Comments

Jason Irwin: Afterwards

One a.m., the two of us holding hands, naked
in bed, in a second-floor room in Galway.

September 27, 2022 · 2 Comments

Robert Wrigley: By the Edge of that Water

She wandered to him
through a crowd of thousands
before an outdoor concert by the Grateful Dead.

May 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: The Chemistry of Love

Oxytocin and
Dopamine dancing
In the hallways of attachment

February 14, 2020 · 4 Comments

Edna St. Vincent Millay: Love is not all

Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain, Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink And rise and … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: As Afternoon Darkens into Evening

the words we didn’t say I take a bite of my lunch silence sour and salt This afternoon I sit on my porch, proud of all I’ve won, thinking of … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: “Pennies” by Kate Tempest

A love poem by Kate Tempest, winner of the Ted Hughes award for innovation in poetry.

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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