An extraordinary matcher of poems and pictures--see also "Ireland in Poetry" --Sullivan here brings his skill to bear upon the most prized emotion. This is, however, no late valentine, for its contents consider the panoply of objects love can take besides a loving peer: children, kindred spirits, beauty, God, nature, even favorite possessions (e.g., Karl Shapiro's "Buick"). As for love between peers, a section entitled "Legendary Lovers" celebrates Adam and Eve, Elizabeth and Raleigh, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, Yeats and Maud Gonne, the Brownings, and John and Yoko, while the poems in "Hidden Feelings" speak passions acknowledged only inwardly, whether with joy (Whitman's "Twenty-eight young men bathe by the shore") or some more complicated feeling (e.g., the ambivalent ruefulness of Eliot's Prufrock). Among the other poets represented are Bishop, Millay, Roethke, Amichai, Bogan, Dylan Thomas, and Shakespeare; among the artists, Gauguin, Renoir, Michelangelo, Utamaro, Botticelli, Picasso, Warhol, Haring, Bill ("Calvin and Hobbes") Watterson, and photographers Clarence H. White and Man Ray. All told, a deeply satisfying selection.