may i feel said he by e.e. cummings
Paintings by Marc Chagall
The poem is a sensually ecstatic tribute to love and a humorous salute to the mating rituals between men and women. Originally published in Cummings' 1935 No Thanks collection, may i feel said he is one of the poet's most original and best-loved works.
Marc Chagall's floating lovers and violin-playing horses are the perfect complement to cummings' whimsical poem.
i live in music
by Ntozake Shange
Art by Romare Bearden
The visual equivalent of jazz... phrases from Shange's poem insinuate their own meaning into Bearden's vision for an unusually rewarding experience.
Note: Ntozake Shange is the author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf.
Dance me to the End of Love by Leonard Cohen
Art by Henri Matisse
Cohen's romantic lyrics (to his song of the same name) lead readers line by line through a beautifully reproduced exhibit of Henri Mattise's bold, dancing images.
The Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen, known primarily for his mournful tunes of love misplaced, has produced a surprising message of hopeful passion in this playful picture book for grownups in love. The 21 Matisse illustrations sprawl luxuriously across the pages. Art, poetry, and the suggestion of erotic delights... what more can a lover ask?
Shape of my Heart by Sting
Art by Picasso
..marries the haunting lyrics of pop icon Sting with the mesmerizing images of Pablo Picasso. The result is a deeply engaging meditation on the complexities of love.
Finally, a book of 101 Classic Love Poems -
read aloud to each other... by candlelight even!
Books make a great gift. There are special children's books, special cooking books, and more.
Music is a wonderful gift - even for yourself! Can a person really have too many romantic music cd's or albums? I seem to buy more every year. No matter what someone's musical preferences are - there are albums/cd's for them - classics, rock, pop, etc.
How about winning $1,000 to spend on gifts or on yourself?
Hurry! This one ends on February 28th!