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National Poetry Month Feature: J. Simon Harris and Neruda’s TWENTY LOVE POEMS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR translation

Hi, readers! It's time once again to celebrate National Poetry Month here on ILRB. Yay! 😀 Recently, I decided to mark this special occasion by letting J. Simon Harris come visit us and feature the brand-new English translation of Pablo Neruda's romantic poetry. Why? Well, do you actually need a reason to honor poetry about… Continue reading National Poetry Month Feature: J. Simon Harris and Neruda’s TWENTY LOVE POEMS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR translation

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National Poetry Month Feature: “Miles of Our Memories” – a poem

Hi, readers! April is here again! 🙂 To celebrate National Poetry Month, I decided to write a romantic poem, inspired by my relationship with my fiancé. Here it is:   Miles of Our Memories A special anniversary approaches… How many times have we crossed these miles? More than I can count. Distance separates us again… Continue reading National Poetry Month Feature: “Miles of Our Memories” – a poem

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“Aching Heart” – a poem

Aching Heart Taillights easing farther away, my eyelids shutter. Even before you’ve left, I ache for you. Missing you is pain. In bed I yearn for your arms to hold me tight once more, yet the room is dark and cold. All I have are memories, the remnant of your kiss on my lips, your… Continue reading “Aching Heart” – a poem

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Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Isobelle Cate

Hi, readers! I am beyond pleased to announce a very special post today on ILRB. Recently, I asked both authors and romance readers to come to me with their responses to this big question: “What Does Romance Mean to Me?” I was genuinely interested in what made us all tick, what continued to draw us… Continue reading Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Isobelle Cate

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Just Friends Now

Unrequited love is also, unfortunately, a part of the journey of romance…

A Short Conversation

I picked her up from the airport. I had insisted on it even though we were in this weird place, her getting up and leaving for weeks without a word the most obvious of indications.

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“Yearning” – a poem

Yearning The moon over this cool night appears lonely, its solo, pale white disc yearning for another, perhaps even for its fiery opposite which rises each dawn. I imagine the moon is a bit like me tonight, somewhat heartsick, waiting for a hand to hold. You see, I yearn for you like no other. A… Continue reading “Yearning” – a poem