Love Poems for Valentines Day
Poetry has long been considered the most romantic form of the written word. Epic poems dedicated to famous lovers throughout history are timeless and inspiring even in our modern world.
by Paula Hines
If you’re really in love you may want to take your Valentine’s Day message beyond the same old greeting card that everyone else is giving. But writing love poems for Valentine’s Day can be a daunting task even for the most talented of writers. The average guy or girl might feel totally overwhelmed.
If you’re brave and have even a little writing ability, consider writing your own original poem for your lover. Be reasonable with your expectations of yourself—you’re not Shakespeare, after all. Stay away from overly flowery language that doesn’t represent who you really are. Instead, write something genuine and from the heart. It’s okay to go through a couple drafts so sit down first and pour your feelings out on paper. Then go back and edit it so that it flows nicely when you read it out loud.
However, if you are at a complete loss and really feel that writing is not your forte, take a cue from Mr. Big. In the Sex and the City movie, he spent a year emailing excerpts from some of the most romantic books and poems in history to win his lady fair. Why not select a famous love poem that represents exactly how you feel about her? Obviously you should credit the author but it won’t make it any less romantic as long as you let her know how much it reminds you of her. You could also buy her a book of collected love poems and write a special message in the cover for her to treasure.
To make your poem even more special, think about having it engraved on something for her. Or you can have it framed so that she can hang it in her room and think of you each time she sees it. Professional calligraphers can beautifully write your poem out on specialty paper which will make it a treasure she’ll keep for the rest of her life.
Don’t be shy. Give her some love poems for Valentine’s Day and she’ll be surprised and overwhelmed by your romantic gesture. Just because you’re a manly man doesn’t mean you can’t show your soft side to the lady you love. She’ll never forget a love poem that you’ve given her.