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‘What we don't talk about when we talk about love’

The poetry of love and other things
 

 
Love and other things

To help you celebrate (or ignore) Valentine’s Day in style, we've collected a number of articles, poems, audio recordings, and videos for the occasion.

In several articles from our substantial archives, poets from India, Israel, and Japan talk about having to fight those we love, the torments of love, and poetry as love.

You can also take our love poem tour. Below are a number of poems from around the world, selected by our staff and covering love from all different angles:

"I LOVE SLEEP" by Ouyang Yu (Australia) 
LOVE'S BANKS by Leonard Nolens (Belgium) 
THE 50 LOVERS THAT LIVE IN MY BODY by Chen Kehua (China) 
5. THE SKY LOVES YOU SILENTLY by Milko Valent (Croatia) 
AGAINST LOVE by Charl-Pierre Naudé (South Africa) 
HOW TO TELL THE AGE OF A HORSE, A LOVE POEM by Ronny Someck (Israel) 
TO A LOVE POET by Dennis O'Driscoll (Ireland) 
MY FIRST PROPER GIRLFRIEND by Robert Adamson (Australia) 
PORTRAIT OF THE HUSBAND AS FARMERS' MARKET by Tiffany Atkinson (United Kingdom) 
WHAT WE DON'T TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE by Damir Šodan (Croatia)
WHY DOES THE POET TAKE HIS WIFE OUT TO MCDONALD'S? by Jalal el- Hakmaoui (Morocco) 
THE POET'S FRIEND by Jotamario Arbeláez (Colombia) 
LINOLEUM AND LOVE by Noel Rowe (Australia) 
LOVE IS A HABIT by Megan Hall (South Africa) 
NEW LOVER by Shuijing Zhulian (China) 
AN EDITOR'S PREFACE TO THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE (VOLUME 3) by Helen Mort (United Kingdom) 
LOVE by Cecilie Løveid (Norway) 
LOGIC IN LOVE by Esther Jansma (Netherlands) 

Our video pick of the week is Thomas McCarthy's 'How to Recognise Your Lover'. Be sure to check our homepage (or our Facebook page) every day for the next week for a new love-related audio Poem of the Day.

© Megen Molé