Yes, We Were Looking at Each Other: Poets on Their Favorite Love Poems

By Emily Temple

Contemporary writers discuss their favorite romantic sentiments by Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath, and more

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Here's help for anyone scrambling to find that perfect last-minute Valentine's note to scribble inside their beau's pink card. I've asked a few great poets to talk about their favorite love poem or the line of poetry they find most romantic; their responses are below. Some of the selected verses may not, on their faces, be Hallmark-ready, but each one speaks to the power of love in its own way.

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