The Picador Book of Love Poems Valentine’s Day Competition

31 January 2012

Win a set of beautiful Picador Poetry anthologies, including The Picador Book of Love Poems

Love is in the air and here at Picador we have just the thing for the romantically inclined.

Gorgeously packaged (the cover is printed on tactile unfinished paper with black foil lettering) and o’er-brimming with the most wonderful classic and contemporary love poems in the language, The Picador Book of Love Poems is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.

We’ve got three sets of Picador Poetry anthologies to give away, including The Picador Book of Love Poems.

Simply send your postal address and your answer to the question below to [email protected] (putting ‘Valentine’s Poetry Comp’ in the subject line) by 10 am on Monday 13th  February – three sets of correct answers will win!

Question:

Can you name the author of these lines, and the poem from which they’ve been taken?

‘But all is turned thorough my gentleness
Into a strange fashion of forsaking [ . . .]’


Good luck!

UPDATE: The competition has now ended and the winners have been notified. Thankyou to all who entered, I can now reveal that the correct answer is:

'They flee from me that sometime did me seek'

by Sir Thomas Wyatt. 

Congratulations to those who won!