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Friday, February 13, 2009

Poetry Friday - Two love poems

This poetry Friday, since we're so close to Valentine's Day, I've picked two love poems, both short. See if you find a theme in the poems I chose (6th graders, do not let me down!).

A Statue of Eros

Who carved LOVE
and placed him by
this fountain,
he could control
such fire
with water?

transl. from the Greek by Peter Jay


It's no use.

Mother dear, I
can't finish my
You may
blame Aphrodite

soft as she is

she has almost
killed me with
love for that boy

Trans. from the Greek by Mary Barnard

I found these poems in this fun book:

Two copies available in the WOMS library.

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