sunsets are my most favorite it’s a sonnet they are rhythmically melodious in passing but constructed don’t blink you’re losing the loudest beat as orange and pink combined a masterpiece my heart strings intertwined.
sunsets are my most favorite it’s a sonnet the ones with you by my side are perfect they made me believe in poetry in melody in rythm and rhyme in magic and fairy tales in love in you
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…❤
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.
This is the second book by poetess Michelle that I have read. I would say both are spellbound. Earlier I read her 7th book, “It Ain’t Winning If Without You”.
The book shares a variety of love-based emotions and is able to clinch your heart, while this book shares feelings of trauma, suffering, abuse, harassment, negligence, separation and, of course, love. Both share a distinct plot still similar in a way that is bound to the sentiments of the bearer. But I must say the latter one left behind, the former one bedazzled me. Though the book has its own grace, it wasn’t as great as I expected in comparison to the book, “It Ain’t Winning If Without You”.
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This is the 7th book published by Michelle, or Mich as she is affectionately known here on WP. I bought the book the day it came out but it took me time to read these beautiful poems, as I wanted to savor them and enjoy them.
In more than 200 poems, Mich has written about all aspects of love. The romantic love, love for her parents, especially her dad, and love for her city and country. She also wrote an ode to her muse.
I loved how she personalizes the feelings of love as if she is personally experiencing it herself. The depth and sincerity of emotions expressed are so moving that the reader feels each and every one of them.
I would recommend this book to all lovers of poetry, all over the world. Both paperback and Kindle versions are available.
i thought i saw you, from a distance amidst the crowd i could run to you and make you remember all that we were all that we probably never will, nahh, it might never actually be you i see you everywhere, yes everywhere unforgotten, that’s what you are to me.
i see you in the morning sky as i give thanks for a new life a new beginning, as every ray of sunshine is your smile your smile, how they made me giggle secretly in my silence how they made me nervous, in an oh, so silly manner ‘cos you to me is the sunshine unforgotten, that’s what you are.
i see you in every book, in every novel, in every poetry i read for each page, each verse, each syllable, and each rhythm…
hear me i say i call out i pump give way to the free spirited me i cry, i yell, i laugh, i am full life is what i am breathing of no matter how it is i despise alcohol but dear i’d binge on coffee caffeine and i take pride i am full of courage.
• Write a ‘Golden Shovel’ poem, using a line (or more) from David’s poem. My line is “Pump me full of alcohol, caffeine, courage”
👉in case you missed it my poem “Wednesdays of Longing” is nominated as Spillwords Publication of the month. i would be greatly honored if you could click this link and vote:
you taught me to be brave in the most unconventional way ever not by fairy tales bedtime stories nor by Aesop’s fables after lunch i remember you saying “be brave my little princess” i wasn’t really sure what you meant when you told me the story of robbers who travel by sea, swashbuckling and daring they were often evil and brutish i began to hide underneath my pillow as i anticipated you to unravel the next scariest, mind-blowing, out of this world bloody fight scene, but to my surprise, “fear not my little one” then you continue to tell most of them were ordinary people who had been forced to rob to make ends meet you see, the world is not an easy place to live some are lucky, some…
Day 23 NaPoWriMo, Today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem in the style of Kay Ryan, whose poems tend to be short and snappy – with a lot of rhyme and soundplay. They also have a deceptive simplicity about them, like proverbs or aphorisms. Once you’ve read a few, you’ll see what I mean. Here’s her “Token Loss,” “Blue China Doorknob,” “Houdini,” and “Crustacean Island.”
doormats are used to dish dirt outside trap dangerous germs from entering the actual main house placed in a doorway, on which we can wipe our shoes on entering any facility. what happens when you allow others to dominate you? you are either a living saint or a doormat.