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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dell (July 1, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440153778
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440153771
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.6 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,578,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

font size=+1>Silence
Your silence hurts,
it weighs heavily,
dammit,
I cared so bloody much,
I hurt, I gave,
I cried,
I wanted,
needed,
hoped,
the scope
of it all
still overwhelms me
as I paint portraits
in the sky
seeing you
in my mind's eye
painting in
your presence
for a thousand years
to come,
wanting, wishing,
hoping,
seeing,
yet frightened
that
you'll
fade away...
and then
trembling,
I realize
once more...
there was no call
from you
today.

From the Inside Flap

This is a special book about special people.  People who have loved me, and whom I have loved.  People who have brought me joy beyond measure, and sometimes incredible pain.  People I have hurt, sometimes more than I can bear to think about.  People who have hurt me, sometimes more than they know.  Yet each of their gifts has been precious, each moment treasured, each face, each smile, each victory, each defeat woven into the fiber of my being.  In retrospect, all of it is beautiful, because we cared so much.  In essence, this book covers fifteen years of my life, and a handful of precious people who mean, and have meant everything to me.  This book is written for them.

With much love, d.s.

More About the Author

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors, with over 590 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include 44 Charles Street, Legacy, Family Ties, Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death.

Customer Reviews

Recommend to everyone who likes poetry, especially love poems.
Lou A. Badger
It brings back old memories of being in love, whether it be passionate love, unrequited love, or breaking someone else's heart.
Mahal
Just a bunch of poetry & not a story like the rest of her books.
HMP

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amy on August 11, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is hysterical. The poetry is so bad that it's pure humor. I was with friends reading these poems aloud the other evening and everyone was laughing so hard they were crying. If you are a fan of legitimate poetry, YOU CANNOT PASS THIS UP. You'll (hopefully) never get another opportunity to laugh so hard in all of your life.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 24, 2000
Format: Hardcover
My boyfriend recommended I check out some of Steel's poetry because it was the most disheartening piece of work (attempting to pass as poetry) he had ever encountered. I agree vehemently. Her simplistic use of language does not resonate an earthly quality or a precision of objectivity. It seems to stem from a lazy and trite frame of mind. Poetry is different than prose because it requires a succinctness that prose cannot boast of, it forces the poet to write creatively and poignantly. However, Steel's flimsy use of rhyme seems almost childish, her themes may reach the multitudes, but are in essence thoroughly cliche, and her penchant for repetition seems to derive from an inability to think of new words or ways of expressing herself. I only hope that aspiring poets will not look to Ms.Steel as an example, and that they will not be too discouraged that such work receives an abundance of positive feedback. Because, quite frankly, she is hardly more than the average 13 year old girl writing the typical i-am-alone-my-heart-is-shattered-nobody-loves-me-whine-whine-whine-oh-i-am-in-love-oh-everything-is-perfect-la-la-la poem. This book should be banned from the literary world, this is not poetry, it is steelpoems-blow-etry.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 3, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
After reading Jewel Kilcher's 'A Night Without Armor,' I thought that no poetry could ever be as bad, ever again. I thought that maybe we all would have learned a lesson. Oh, how I was wrong.
Steel's poetry isn't as bad as Jewel's; it's worse.
She wouldn't know meter if it came up to her, shook her hand, introduced itself, and took her to dinner and a movie. She has no concept of craft, artistry, or revision. She treats line breaks as if convention was purely arbitrary - almost every poem has the exact same structure. Everything about this collection is one hundred percent bad.
I am ashamed of Steel, I am ashamed of the publishers, and I am ashamed of the people who continue to buy this utter garbage instead of actual literature.
'Love' is worthless.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Langston-Smith on June 15, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is, quite possibly and with little exaggeration, the worst book of poetry ever published. If you are a fan of very bad poetry, I recommend this with all of my heart. You will chuckle until your sides ache at this insipid piece of barely rhymed fluff. It isn't that the subject matter is what is objected to, heck, Byron, Keates and Shelley all wrote pages and pages about love and romance and the warm fuzzy feelings you get when that special someone looks your way. But Danielle Steele wins the prize for writing a book of poetry without really knowing what a poem is (or how one is written). Even at the outer edges of the definition of "poem," you will not find any justification for what is perpetrated here. They wouldn't even print this junk in a Hallmark card it is so bad. Go dig up a love poem you wrote for some guy or girl you liked in the third grade--Read it--Note how horrible it is and how embarrassed you would be to have it read in public today--Then don't sweat it--Because it was probably no worse and possibly much better than any poem in Steel's "Love." Another favorite poetry book of mine, "Very Bad Poetry" edited by Kathryn and Ross Petras, purports to contain the worst poem ever written in the English language. And it does. An absolute stinker. But many of the poems in Danielle Steel's "Love" book come awfully, awfully close.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 25, 2003
Format: School & Library Binding
Love is lovely love is loving lovely is taking love is giving - I made that last poem up by myself. I do not recommend this book unless you are a hardcore danielle steel fan and then of course I recommend every ot her book by her for your collection. I found the poems to be light and tright and not out of sight and not at all full of delight. IF you are searching for good amorous poetry might I suggest Elizabeth Barret Browning or perhaps Pablo Neruda. This is a book that one might want to access if one cannot find a hallmark card good enough for one's significant other. I don't want to be harsh...but lets not call this poetry.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alyssa on July 16, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I actually haven't read this, but on the Conan O'brien show Tina Fey took this book on and read an excerpt as part of her COMEDY! It's that bad.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By strangequark on January 6, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
There is something to be said for creatively ignoring the rules of poetry. But Steel's ignorance isn't creative ignorance, it's just ignorance. "Love : Poems" is a misleading title. Yes, Steel does claim to write about love, and the world "love" appears many, many times on these pages, but there isn't a single poem throughout this entire book. There's no meter anywhere, and the most creative rhyme is: "if you care/if you dare" This isn't a book of love poems, this is a first grader's spelling practice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mlee, avid reader and bookseller on July 14, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I bought this book as a gag for a friend's wedding. I think that's the only way to justify spending money on this drivel. Reading them out loud with friends is sure to get a good round of laughs though. Let me put it this way, the sound my dog makes just before he throws up is more poetic than this.
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