Here are marriages made in many cultures and eras, evoked by poets ranging from Shakespeare to Omar Khayyám to D. H. Lawrence and Mona Van Duyn. From the rapturous infatuation of the Song of Songs to Ovid’s cynical advice on ‘The Art of Deceiving a Husband’, no facet of the matrimonial state remains unexplored.
Some of the poets included in this anthology:
Theocritus, Edmund Spenser, Edward Lear, Robert Browning, Thomas Hardy, John Donne, Philip Larkin, Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Rossetti, Shelley and Kipling…
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