Over the past week, Poetry Foundation have posted tantalising snippets of gorgeous, succulent love poems, teasing and tempting us into a relationship with the original works. They’ve even compiled a treasury of love poems in all its various guises – from friendship to first flush, from the depths of passion to love long-lost.
Well, I’ve fallen.
Here are my favourites to round off a week of love offerings.
And just in case you should need any more help (and this really is the last time – I’m going above and beyond here), a favourite piece of musical seduction.
In my mind, this is exactly what Cary Grant would play to woo Grace Kelly – or vice versa.