The Round by Stanley Kunitz
"this morning I saw light kiss / the silk of the roses / A curious gladness shook me"
The Hug by Tess Gallagher
"Love – that’s what we’re talking about, love / that nabs you with “for me / only” and holds on."
For The Moment by Pierre Reverdy
"This morning the light hits it all / The footlights of my head are lit again / And the room I live in is finally bright"
Sometimes by Mary Oliver
"Two or three times in my life I discovered love. / Each time it seemed to solve everything. / Each time it solved a great many things / but not everything."
The Letter by Linda Gregg
"Perhaps my happiness proves a weakness in my life. / Even my failures in poetry please me."
I Ask Percy How I Should Live My Life by Mary Oliver
"Love, love, love, says Percy. / And hurry as fast as you can"
from The Flowering of the Rod by H.D.
"I go where I belong, inexorably, / as the rain that has lain long // in the furrow"
Two Poems for T. by Cesare Pavese
"You also are love. / Made of blood and earth / like the others."
“And then we cowards” by Cesare Pavese
"we reached our hands out / toward the living chain / in silence, but our heart / startled us with blood, / and no more sweetness then"
Affirmation by Donald Hall
"To grow old is to lose everything. / Aging, everybody knows it."