flowers and candyThis Valentine’s Day, why not share the gift of poetry with your loved one? These three sites offer fantastic avenues for experiencing eternal expressions of love:

http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/389
Unusual and delightful ways to surprise your Valentine, thanks to Poets.org: this page features “Pair with Flowers” (that is, pair your bouquet with the appropriate poem!), free poetry valentines (short poems paired with intriguing graphics—e-share them or print to hand-deliver), and a linked list of traditional, classic, and contemporary love poems. Poets.org is from the Academy of American Poets.

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/love-poems/index.html
“Love Poems”: Browse these links of poems old and new, categorized by “Romantic Love,” “Sad Love,” “I Miss You,” “In Loving Memory,” and more. From the Poetry Foundation.

http://www.writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/
PennSound Radio shares information about its 24-hour love poetry marathon for Valentine’s Day.
PennSound from the University of Pennsylvania is a “Web-based archive for noncommercial distribution of the largest collection of poetry sound files on the Internet” (from press release here).

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