Tagged: Romantic

Lit rec #263: Only Surpassed by Shakespeare in his time (1599).

Some 16th century magic. Thanks to HOL for reminding me of this one. “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe.




Lit rec #190: Forget this rotten world, and unto thee / Let thine own times as an old story be. (1621)

17th Century Fav. After death, unread and dismissed for hundreds of years. Been back since 1919! “Second Anniversary” by John Donne


Lit rec #180: I love thee to the level of everyday’s Most quiet need (1850).

Wrote her first poem at 6, an epic poem at 12. Part Creole, spoke Hebrew. SONNETS FROM PORTUGUESE by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.