Thursday, February 8, 2018

How to write love poems--

"I once responded to a girlfriend’s love poem by critiquing its imagery. That relationship didn’t last long...."

photograph of a flower (image by Geoffrey A. Landis)
photo by GL
With Valentine's day coming up, the Poetry Foundation asks Adrian Blevins, Rebecca Hoogs, Cyrus Cassells, and Craig Arnold how to write love poems


Charles Gramlich said...


Marcus said...

With an elegant name like "Topaz",
Which his love undeniably has,
You wouldn’t think even
A lawyer like Steven
Would start off a love-note: "Whereas ..."

ganymeder said...


kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

Ya want poetry, Vinny?
I gotts poetry.
A whole gobbsa poetry.
Lemme tella youse summore
bout d'New Joisey accent, kapiche?
God blessa youse
-Fr. Sarducci

kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

Truly, I sayeth unto thee,
my just and worthy liege,
OUCH, squared.


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau