love, poetry

screw you, chaucer (and other valentine sentiments)

Happy Valentine’s Day, kids.

Here are some lovely poems you can read, in the event you’re trying to impress someone today with your appreciation of fine, fine literature:

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Love is Not All”
e.e. cummings’ “i like my body”
Anne Sexton’s “The Kiss” (this one in several languages!)
Carol Ann Duffy’s “Valentine”
Yehuda Amichai’s “A Pity. We Were Such a Good Invention.”

Also, if negging is your style**, try this one:

Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 130”

 

**If negging is your style, you suck. And should refrain from ever talking to anyone. Ever. In life. (Good luck with that.)

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