Yes, it's possible to say "I love you" without saying a word. But can an adoring gaze, a bouquet of flowers, or even a kiss really express the full extent of our emotions? In the realm of love, the power of words is far better for conveying exactly what we're feeling, whether we want to seduce, plead, flatter, or convince; proclaim the depth of our devotion; or even reveal a broken heart. Robert Rubin, whose perennially popular Poetry Out Loud helped us give voice to our inner poet, now guides us through a medley of love poems old and new, from Shakespearean sonnets to Carolyn Forcheacute;'s "Taking Off My Clothes." Insightful and irreverent commentary on the poems and suggestions on how to read them aloud-accompanied by notes on their history and background-make all of the poems here as accessible, inspiring, and fresh as the first time they were uttered.Rubin, Robert Alden is the author of 'Love Poetry out Loud', published 2007 under ISBN 9781565124592 and ISBN 1565124596.