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Adrian Blevins, Rebecca Hoogs, Cyrus Cassells, and Craig Arnold on how to write love poems that don't suck.
by Jeremy Richards
I once responded to a girlfriend’s love poem by critiquing its imagery. That relationship didn’t last long. After all, who was I to ignore Oscar Wilde’s bromide, “All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling”? Isn’t it heartless to greet florid devotion with a red pen, to rebuff earnest swoons with a call for better metaphors? But as always, this Valentine’s Day will prompt reams of gushy, heartfelt doggerel, reminding us that the greeting card industry relies on mass consumption of singsong rhymes to accompany the roses and chocolate-covered cherries. At other times of the year, we don’t see a rush for Easter villanelles or Arbor Day sonnets. But the love poem? That is universal. And as with anything universal, it’s damn hard to do without coming off as lovesick teenagers fumbling with scansion and sentiment.
To talk about this particular challenge, we invited four poets to discuss the art of the love poem, all of them poets who reinvent the subject not as lace and violets but as a shattered display window, “an ache and a kink,” “the black pulse of dominoes,” or “a bird/trapped in the terminal”—anything but what we’ve come to expect.
If you are looking for love poems or love quotes, you have come to the right place. We have an impressive collection of love poetry, as well as love quotes, famous quotes, friendship poems, inspirational quotes, a wedding section, and of course our monthly poetry contest. It is through our monthly poetry contest that new poems/quotes are chosen and added to our collection (as opposed to visitors posting them automatically).
So instead of thousands of lower quality poems and quotes, you will find hundreds of carefully selected higher quality ones. The winning love poem and love quote each month are typically brand new creations and exclusive to our website (i.e. they do not appear anywhere else on the web). We like to say that the best new poetry usually appears here first.
You will be happy to know that this site focuses on love poems and quotes that are positive, romantic, and easy to understand. While humorous and negative words on love
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. ~ Max Muller
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. ~ Aristotle
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. ~ C. S. Lewis
A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. ~ George Jean Nathan
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. ~ Ingrid Bergman
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. ~ Bruce Lee
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. ~ Mother Teresa
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. ~ Oscar Wilde
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.' ~ Erich Fromm