Problematic article & links to good online anthologies of Love Poems

I find this annoying, but am posting it as it’s a sign of the times. This “history” of the “evolution” of Romantic poetry jumps from Transcendentalist Poetry straight to “Modern Times: Spoken Word and Instagram Poetry.”

THE EVOLUTION OF ROMANTIC POETRY THROUGH THE AGES –  Teryn O’Brien – Crixeo – February, 2018

Oh, heeeey, check out these online anthologies. They contain a mixture of canonical and contemporary poems. I’m esp. sad that a bit on “queer love poems” wasn’t included in the piece above.

Poetry Foundation:

Love Poems 

Queer Love Poems

Anti-Love Poems

Also see the Poets.org anthology Love Poems.

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Deborah A. Miranda: Love Poem to a Butch Woman

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This is how it is with me:
so strong, I want to draw the egg
from your womb and nourish it in my own.
I want to mother your child made only

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