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Poets have always written poems about love. We have put together a collection of recordings of some of the best classic love poems, introduced and read for you by today’s poets. From Elizabeth Barrett Browning asking “How do I love thee?” to Lord Byron declaring…

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Edgar Allan Poe

B. 1809 D. 1849

2 poems available

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. - A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe

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7 poems available

A haunting music full of subtlety of thought and religious echoes. -- Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian

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Jane Weir

B. 1963

6 poems available

I was a long bodice partly sewn to a skirt, a hem picking / up everything

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Dick Davis

B. 1945

6 poems available

The balance of passion and poise is a constant tension in Davis's work - PN Review

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Henry Vaughan

B. 1621 D. 1625

2 poems available

Dear beauteous Death! the jewel of the just...

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6 poems available

pared-down precision and scorching intensity - Helen Dunmore

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Amy Lowell

B. 1874 D. 1925

1 poem available

Spilt is that liquor, my too hasty hand threw down the cup, and did not understand. - Amy Lowell 'A Blockhead'

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1 poem available

Anonymous is a well-known and prolific poet.

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Philip Sidney

B. 1554 D. 1586

1 poem available

My true-love hath my heart and I have his. - Philip Sidney 'Song From Arcadia'

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Ben Jonson

B. 1572 D. 1637

1 poem available

Drink to me only with thine eyes, and I will pledge with mine. - Ben Jonson 'Song To Celia'

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3 poems available

His poetry is what all poetry should be, the surprising and beautiful organisation of things that life has disorganised. John Fuller

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