Here you can see most recent reviews from readers on Goodreads and Amazon of YOU left me, sweets, two legacies: Famous Love Poems
Molly Neely’s Review:
I have not read much poetry. So when an opportunity to read a simple collection of classic love Poems presented itself, I jumped on it. MY GOODNESS! I had no idea that poets like Dickens and Cummings were so daring in their professions of love!
The author has selected a wonderful collection of love poetry, beautiful pieces ranging from longings to lustful interludes and every wonderful facet of love I’m between.
This book is perfect for the romantic, the broken hearted, for anyone who’s ever been in love.
PinkCoffee’s Reveiew:
Even though I am not a poetry fan, I found this collection of sixty-one love poems a really nice read. Not only does the book present two sides of love, giving a full spectrum of emotions this feeling can bring, it also gathers some of the most influential poets in one place. A classic and adorable book for the heart and the bookshelf 🙂
Amitoj’s Review:

This is an amazing compilation of poetry. Being new to the genre of poetry, it took me some time to get to the gist of the poems but the more I read, the more I fell in love with them. The title of the book itself suggests how beautifully the author has compiled the love poems by the famous poets like Emily Dickinson, Shelley, Dickinson, John Clare, Teasdale, Christina Rossetti, Browning, Cummings.

YOU left me, sweet, two legacies,
A legacy of love
A Heavenly Father would content,
Had he the offer of,
You left me boundaries of pain
Capacious as the sea,
Between eternity and time,
Your consciousness and me.
– Emily Dickinson

Just like this beautiful piece of poetry, author has also compiled the poems dealing with both the sides of love – the joyful one and the painful one. Some poems reminisce me of the days I met the love of my life and some poems bring tears in my eyes. For me, it’s hard to define love but I surely loved how Emily Dickinson defines love:

Love is anterior to life,
Posterior to death,
Initial of creation, and
The exponent of breath.

Doesn’t it explain everything about this beautiful feeling. This book has made me fall in love with poetry and I feel like reading it again and again. A heart full of thanks to the author for compiling these amazing masterpieces at one place.

Aruna Kumar Gadepalli’s Review:
Collecting and putting together poems is difficult task that to if relates to subject like love is still difficult. As one finds countless poems that are read and enjoyed by readers. Introduction to this collection will provide about collection. Many poems are new to me but enjoyed reading the collection. Surely poetry lovers will enjoy this collection.
Bharani’s Review:
Reading love poems I was sceptical. But tried as introduction of this collection made to look into this book of poems. I enjoyed reading the poems. Many poems are new to me, could enjoy reading.
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Samanta Coarci’s Review

Samanta Coraci’s Review On Goodreads & Her Blog:

This book is a collection of love poems or to be exact, poems about different stages of love. Poems are from various authors. Some I did know because they are canonical classics, the others I didn’t . I am not a poetry fan, I started disliking it in Elementary school where were analysing “What did the author mean? What did he/she wanted to say? What does this mean?” etc. Poetry isn’t about meaning, because poetry has to speak to your heart. You have to feel the poem and for each reader the poem has a slightly different meaning.
I have rediscovered poetry just recently and I am still searching what kind of poetry I like.Poems that I have most felt close to were the ones that were about falling and being in love. They were so sweet that they touched my heart. My favourite was Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning because she described a strong love which is exactly how much I love my partner.The author has carefully picked the best love poems and each reflects a different kind of love so that every person reading this book may somehow relate to at least one poem.
Rimpi’s Review:

The poems, almost all of them speak the language of love, the language of heart. Some of the poems are all sweet and sentimental while many other are daunting, touch your soul:

IT ’S all I have to bring to-day,
This, and my heart beside,
This, and my heart, and all the fields,
And all the meadows wide.
(IT ’S all I have to bring to-day)

When I am dead and over me bright April
Shakes out her rain-drenched hair,
Though you should lean above me broken-hearted
I shall not care.
(I shall not care)
They stay with you, all of them. There are a few poems that I have read before as well, but most of the poems were all new to me, a revelation. I was amazed to know I hadn’t read those wonderful verses before.
If you are looking for a sentimental collection of love poems, look no further. This is the book for you!

Booklover’s Review:
love is more thicker than forget
more thinner than recall
more seldom than a wave is wet
more frequent than to failit is most mad and moonly
and less it shall unbe
than all the sea which only
is deeper than the seaThat is how it starts – A reflection on two sides of love, the beginning of this collection of famous love poems “YOU left me, sweets, two legacies.” How wonderfully fitting, wouldn’t you say? Reading Buried Love, make you think how abruptly a relationship could end and change a life. It does not matter if you are young or old. Love, after all, never loses its meaning.Reading Emily Dickinson made me love her writing so much but so did Christina Rossetti and Sara Teasdale and every other poet. Once you read all fifty -one poems, you would find it hard to pick your favourite. That is how good the collection is – the author has picked best of the work of all the poets.IN the spring I asked the daisies
If his words were true,
And the clever, clear-eyed daisies
[And the clever little daisies ]
Always knew.If I were you, I would buy this book and read a poem a day.WHEN roses cease to bloom, dear,
And violets are done,
When bumble-bees in solemn flight
Have passed beyond the sun,And it goes on… A gem of a book, a keeper!
Michelle’s Review:
Wow where to begin. First I would like to start by saying that I really enjoyed reading this book. It was composed poems by famous authors and poets. This book will put you in your feels. I read this book in one day. I made a cup of tea and baked some cookies and just read this book all afternoon. I haven’t read a lot of these poems and after reading this book I’m inspired to read more poetry. I highly recommend this book! It’s a perfect gift as well. Here are two of my favorite poems from the book:
“YOU left me, sweet, two legacies,—
A legacy of love
A Heavenly Father would content,
Had He the offer of;
You left me boundaries of pain
Capacious as the sea,
Between eternity and time,
Your consciousness and me.
-Emily Dickinson“I am not yours, not lost in you,
Not lost, although I long to be
Lost as a candle lit at noon,
Lost as a snowflake in the sea.
You love me, and I find you still
A spirit beautiful and bright,
Yet I am I, who long to be
Lost as a light is lost in light.
Oh plunge me deep in love—put out
My senses, leave me deaf and blind,
Swept by the tempest of your love,
A taper in a rushing wind.
Sara Teasdale”
Ang’s Review:

A really beautiful collection of love poems!

Normally I am not that into love poems as they are often too cheesy for me but right at the beginning love is compared to a river with the amazing and intense sides of it, but then follows (sometimes) an ocean of pain. I love the fact that both sides of love are mentioned directly in this wonderful metaphor.
In this book you have many beautiful different short poems in one. So you can either read them at once or browse through the book and read just one or two and even then you will find a great one. I will definetly browse through this lovely collection again!

Vitoria-athina Dimou’s Review:
A great love poem collection- there were poems that were unfamiliar to me, and i found that to be the best part. Definitely leaves you more curious about the subject of love poems!
Upkar Singh’s Review:

A beautiful collection of lovely haunting poems, this book is a treasure. The words speak to you directly, emotions are intense and pace is smooth. Page after page, there is a new gem of poetry. I had hard time deciding my favourites from the collection. Some of the poems I read a few times, and found myself fascinated by the depth the words in them contained.

This is a collection one can read again and again. Or better, you rather mark it as “currently reading”. And isn’t that a thing about poetry as well-you can read it again and again! I will recommend it to everyone including those who do not read poetry as poems though not so simple are simple.

Kailyn’s Review:
 “You left me, sweet, two legacies,-
A legacy of love
A heavenly Father would content
Had He the offer of;
You left me boundaries of pain
Capacious as the sea,
Between eternity and time,
Your consciousness and me.”I really enjoyed this collection! I’ve been trying to read more poetry and this was an amazing way to start. Most of them were completely new to me, I’ll definitely be reading more from these poets. I actually reread the collection a few times after finishing!
Bookaddict’s Review:
YOU left me, sweet, two legacies,—
A legacy of love
A Heavenly Father would content,
Had He the offer of;You left me boundaries of pain
Capacious as the sea,
Between eternity and time,
Your consciousness and me.“YOU left me, sweets, two legacies” is rumination on love, about love, and about Joy and pain associated with love. With all these brilliant poems popping in and out of my Ereader’s pages, is there anyone as good as all these nineteenth century’s poets: Shelley, Dickinson, John Clare, Teasdale, Rossetti (Christina), Browning, Cummings, and many more, when it comes to writing love poems?I loved you first: but afterwards your love
Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song
As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.And there is more:it may not always be so; and i say
that if your lips,which i have loved,should touch
another’s,and your dear strong fingers clutch
his heart,as mine in time not far awayThe poems, all of these, are extraordinary. The words pour out of the pages and create a vast set of emotions that burn the heart, stir the desire and anguish, and nostalgia, all at the same time.The collection is something to be relished, to be read again and again.
And before I log off, another one of my favourites from the book:How is it that, being gone, you fill my days,
And all the long nights are made glad by thee?
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DecafBooks’ Review:
Okay, so where should I start? This book just caught me of guard! I loved the compiled poems from known authors and how these poems discuss love. And for every poem there are this different levels of love being discussed that everyone can really relate to. I must say that I was mesmerized by most of the poems that led me to giving it a 4.5 out of 5 stars. I’d like to congratulate the author for doing a job well done on this book about poems. I recommend this to everyone who just want to read or somehow talk about love. There’s just something for everyone. I haven’t read alot of books about poem but I must say that this book right here is just mesmerizing and it inspired me to read a few more poem books like Lang Leav’s. Here is one of my favorite poem in the book:
“YOU left me, sweet, two legacies,—
A legacy of love
A Heavenly Father would content,
Had He the offer of;
You left me boundaries of pain
Capacious as the sea,
Between eternity and time,
Your consciousness and me.
-Emily Dickinson
Rachna’s Review:
A great collection of love poems. I have read Elizabeth Browning and Emily Dickinson on many occasions but the other authors were a revelation. Each time you read these poems, you understand something else about them…the beauty of classics.
Bailee Walsh’s Review:

More like 3.75 stars, to be really specific.
These were all poems I’m pretty sure I have never heard or read before, which is a plus, I think, when reading a poetry collection.
My overall thoughts are that I really liked a lot of the poems and now I’m definitely going to be looking into poetry collections from some of the poets/authors that are featured in this collection. Whenever I read a poetry collection I end up wanting to continue reading poetry- even if it’s a few poems every day. I think I’m going to try to do that, and even if it’s poems on an Edgar Allan Poe site or Sylvia Plath site or Poetry Foundation.
I’m also really glad that these poems are from classic poets/authors. I much prefer that kind of poetry to most things written nowadays. Also, I never thought I would come across E.E. Cummings poems that I actually love, let alone like. I studied some of his poems in high school and could not stand him! I did so terribly when it came to being tested on his poems.
The only bad thing I have to say about this collection is that I came across some errors, for example in The Look by Sara Teasdale (page 41) the first time Strephon’s name is written the r is missing- it reads Stephon. And I know poetry is open to interpretation but some of the poems I saw less as love poems. I could see that interpretation but I’m not sure I would have included them in a poetry collection of some of the best love poems. Oh, yes, that’s something else that bothered me: in the introduction/preface the last sentence is “My goal is just to present readers with a collection of some of the best poetic work of influential poets of all times.” I just feel like that’s a big statement and something that the collection doesn’t live up to. Additionally, it sounds more like fact than opinion.
Some of my favorite poems in this collection:
Buried Love by Sara Teasdale
I Am Not Yours by Sara Teasdale
I Loved You First by Christina Rossetti
Mirage by Amy Lowell
I Like My Body When It Is With Your by E.E. Cummings
It May Not Always Be So And I Say by E.E. Cummings
I Wish I Could Remember by Christina Rossetti
Crowned by Amy Lowell
The Look by Sara Teasdale
The Ghost by Sara Teasdale
New Love and Old by Sara Teasdale
May Wind by Sara Teasdale
Communism by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Spring by Sara Teasdale
The Meeting by John Clare