When you talk about poetry, the thought that immediately comes to mind is the short, aesthetic, and moving works that have different impacts than stories. In the broadest sense, poetry is a vague and deep topic that has a really long history. It is the form of literature that has a unique way of utilizing the language. Moreover, there are already millions of amazing poems written by brilliant poets in the literary realm as of the moment. Some of them are based on experiences while others are inspired by the things that fascinate the writers.
Upon reading a bunch of poems, have you noticed a particular topic that they tackled? Love is a widely known subject that adds color to every poem. Although this doesn’t always pertain to romantic affection between two persons, poetry has truly captured the essence of love and all things in between. That said, here are some of the best poetry books that center on the love that will surely warm your heart.
The Colors of Love by Raymond Quattlebaum
This magnificent book features poems that celebrate the landscape of life by Quattlebaum, Raymond. The Colors of Love provides a vivid description of the eternal wonders of life and the course of magic in the infinite form of love. The author refers to the color of love as the greatness of life with the recipe of her ethereal beauty that creates an attention-catching moment. It also talks about how love is the dominant and dynamic emotion in the world, as well as the unconditional love of the Almighty Father. Everyone is a result of the infinite love of God.
the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace
Published in 2017, the princess saves herself in this one is one of the bestselling poetry books of Amanda Lovelace. What makes this book unique is the lowercase title and black and white cover. This is the first of the Women Are Some Kind of Magic Series by the author. The poems in the book discuss some serious and substantial topics, such as love, grief, mending, loss, encouragement, and empowerment. It definitely gives the readers a great reading experience and sparks resiliency in them. The book also inspires readers to personally create the ending to their story. In 2016, it was awarded the Goodreads Choice Award.
Swimming Lessons: Poems by Lili Reinhart
Riverdale star Lili Reinhart recently had her book published last September 2020. Swimming Lessons: Poems has automatically become a New York Times bestseller. It contains all the thoughts and experiences of the poet regarding mental health, love, and body optimism. The book also tackles subjects about the happy starts of puppy love, facing anxiety and depression while living the life of a celebrity, and the unavoidable pain that roots from passion. It is truly a relatable book that is personal, deep, and provocative. All of her poems mirror her genuineness and personal views.
Felicity: Poems by Mary Oliver
The Pulitzer Prize winner, Mary Oliver published her poetry book titled Felicity: Poems in 2015 that centers on and honors love. Readers can submerge themselves in these beautiful poems with a big ball of happiness that is about to flourish. Oliver described or compared her work to the way people love the world, which is according to her “our most delicate chronicler of physical landscape.” It explores the meaning of loving another individual more than oneself, as well as the uniqueness of the human bond.
Love is a Dog from Hell by Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski is one of the greatest poets in literature. His book Love is a Dog From Hell was reprinted and got an illustrated edition, which was published in 2002. It is a classic poetry book that contains intense and raw emotions, as well as explores the necessities, pain, and boundaries of love. This is one of the best poetry books that readers should never miss reading.