Write a love poem with me

Write a love poem with me.❤️🖊

My most viewed/read/successful pieces are my love poems. My first book to have made it to #1newrelease and #amazonbestsellers is “I Will Love You Forever Too,” (which is a collection of love poems) not to mention three of my love poems (What If Snowflakes Don’t Fall In Winter, Kiss, and Holding Hands) were nominated as Spillwords Publication of the month – “Holding Hands” was voted Publication of the Month for November 2021, which eventually became a Publication of the Year Nominee. I realized I must be doing great with the love poem department.

So here I am sharing with you all how I do it.

1. Read and Learn from existing Love Poems

Love has long been a favorite theme for poets. Take, for example, the works like “A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns, “Sonnet 18” by Shakespeare, “She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron, and “How Do I Love Thee” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

These classics shaped the language and style of love poetry. Modern poets, however, have come up with new and exciting ways of writing love poems.

Just keep reading, learning, and discovering.

2. Choose a Form

There are many forms of poetry. Popular choices for love poems are sonnets and concrete poetry.

But you could use free verse, which isn’t restricted by meter or rhyme, which gives you more freedom in writing and expressing how you feel.
Please feel free to work on an established form if you need clarification on where and how to start.

3. Think About A Specific Emotion (Just One)

Before you start writing your love poem, think about a specific emotion you are trying to express. Think about the person you are writing to and how you feel about them.

Don’t just write about the basic idea of love.
Talk about joy, hope, passion, or fun; pick just one. Set the tone of your poem by thinking about this one first.

4. Make It Your Own

Please STOP with the GENERIC LOVE IDEA

A good love poem should come from the heart. But how can you make sure that your poem feels genuinely personal?

• Don’t use old-fashioned, overblown language to sound like Shakespeare or the classics. Use your own voice instead!

• Don’t use clichés, such as overused metaphors and similes about roses, apples, stars, candies, etc.

• Include references or specific details or things that make your emotion special, like dates, places, or foods. Details like these can help to make your poem unique.

Aim to write a poem that nobody else could have written! It should express your feelings for the person you love, not preconceived ideas about what “love” should be. Yes, NOT A PRECONCIEVED Idea. Meaning STOP being monotonous or stop using general feelings/concepts.

5. Review Your Poem

Finally, to show you care, review your love poem to ensure it is error-free. A poem full of mistakes will not convince anyone of your love, after all!

Many out there claim to be poets/writers; if you are one of them, be sure you do the right thing.

Others also claim to write in a specific form and simply murder the form. It is important to note that we know every detail of a particular form before writing.

Here is a recent love poem for you all…❤

Love Happens

i wonder how it feels to kiss you
boy, i did just as you wondered
without hesitation, without inhibitions
without second thoughts
no words, there was complete silence.

i wonder how it feels to kiss you
now you left me wondering too
‘cos little do you know that i’m in love
and petrified for the first time
and probably the last time in my life.

i wonder how it feels to kiss you
was my best memory of you
for years and years even decades after
intentionally written or a poetic bait
it doesn’t matter for i too wondered.

i wonder how it feels to kiss you
was the beginning of the end
of you wondering and me hoping
that somewhere in the middle
of the busy streets in Manila
love will finally happen.

i wonder how it feels to kiss you
it happened, you stopped wondering
i stopped hoping, ‘cos indeed no matter
what happens there is no denying
that in between our pretenses
love happens.

22 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    You do write beautiful love poems Mich. and you’ve given very good advice on writing one. I’ll save your post to try my hand at writing one, one day. Thanks

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay, thank you Sadje…i would love to read it..🎈🌹❤️

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      1. Sadje says:

        Hopefully, one day.

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      2. michnavs says:

        I will be waiting🌹🌹🌹

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      3. Sadje says:

        No pressure 🥹❤️

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  2. Great post with helpful pointers and a lovely poem. Thanks for sharing, Mich 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Harmony❤️🌹🎈

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  3. Thank you for sharing this Mich. Beautiful poem as well

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Maria❤️❤️❤️

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  4. murisopsis says:

    Good pointers!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Val🎈🌹❤️

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  5. Noble ideas for writing good poetry. I’ve learnt something

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    1. michnavs says:

      That’s wonderful..thank yoi so much..

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      1. You’re most welcome, Mich. Glad yo be finally able to read you again. 🙏

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  6. You write from your heart dear Mich. Thanks a lot for your great advice. A lovely poem on love ❣️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kamal🌹🎈❤️

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      1. You are always welcome Mich ❤️

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  7. Lovely advice!
    (((HUGS)))
    ❤️ 🙂 ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Carolyn..🎈🌹

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you🎈🌹

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  8. (((HUGS)))
    ❤️🌞💐❤️

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