As Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching, writers and readers may want to consider giving their special someone a personal gift from their heart... And I cannot think of a better way to express yourself than by creating your own love poem for your love.
It's really not as difficult as you may think. Love poetry is actually putting your true emotions into words on paper.
You should focus on your feelings and abandon the preconceived notion that poems must rhyme. Delve inside yourself and target the passion you possess when you think about the person you're in love with.
Do not hesitate to write the first thoughts that come to mind. Just put your pencil to the paper (or your fingers to your keyboard) and jot down the words to describe the immediate images you're visualizing.
Reflect on things like -
the first time you saw his face
how his cologne smells when you're cuddling
the way he looks at you when he's happy
how his eyes light up when he sees you coming
what happened on your first date
where you went on your first vacation together
what you love to do with him every night
where you go out to on weekends (your favorite restaurant or recreational activity)
and basically just all the things you love about him...
Do not agonize over picking the "perfect" word or phrase that will rhyme with the next.
After writing as much as you can manage to think of, take a deep breath and a moment to relax a little bit... Then read your prose silently to yourself. Perhaps your own words will trigger more emotions.
When you feel confident that you've collected most of your thoughts, read what you wrote aloud. Maybe you'll want to change some words (by using a thesaurus to help you choose a more meaningful word). You may also decide to rearrange the initial order of your ideas to better convey your message. Revise your prose until you feel positive that you've created a compelling love poem!
If you're looking for more suggestions to help you compose this unique Valentine's Day present, you can explore the useful resources listed below:
- Poetry Form Finder
Excellent poem generator that gives you numerous choices of what type of poem you want to write.
- Love Poem Basics
from The Love & Romance Home Page/LoveXpress.com
- Love Poems from the Web
- Submission Rules
- WRITE YOUR LOVE POEM
In this activity by Isabel Pérez Torres, you use the following nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and other words to compose your own love poem.
- Poem Generator
Using this poem generator you can easily make the most beautiful love or Valentine poems.
- Poetry CreatOR2
-- Java! (Computer Generated Poetry)
- The Instant Muse Poetry Generator
Get inspired using this device that automatically produces a line of poetry for you, which you can then continue, building on the imagery and sensibility of the words generated.
- Create Your Own Poem
Follow the directions - by making a list of words in the order listed below. Then, read your created poem on the next page.
- Rob's Amazing Poem Generator
Enter a URL and have it generate a poem based on the contents
- Poem Generator
This makes random poems. First, it randomly selects sentence patterns. Then, wherever the pattern has a number, it randomly selects a word from one of the numbered word lists. You can either choose one of the sample sets of words and sentence patterns, or you can enter your own words and sentence patterns.
- Rhyme Generator
The computer will write a little poem just for you, as long as you give it the first line.
- broken poem generator
- The Fiery Love Poem Generator
from Crazy Horoscopes UK
- Romantic Love Stories
- Magnetic Poetry
Romantic Poetry, Secret Love Letters, Friendship Poems, Inspirational Letters, and Greeting Cards