sábado, 24 de marzo de 2012

The best love poems: writers choose their favourites – Lustful gazing, unrequited yearning and passionate wooing – AS Byatt, Seamus Heaney, Hilary Mantel, Jeanette Winterson and many others pick the poems that stole their hearts. Plus Carol Ann Duffy writes a new poem for the occasion.

This was Jeanette Winterson's pick, Echo, by Carol Ann Duffy.

I think I was searching for treasures or stones
in the clearest of pools
when your face…
when your face like the moon in a well
where I might wish…
might well wish
for the iced fire of your kiss
only on water my lips, where your face…
where your face was reflected lovely,
not really there when I turned
to look behind at the emptying air
the emptying air.