Nothing lends itself better to the writing of poetry, than love. Love found, love lost, love of a child, of a dream, of nature, of self, and every other form of love you can conceive, has found its way into a poem. Poetry speaks emotion. Poetry captures in words, in word combinations, that which, in any other way, is unsayable.
It is important to remember that to write a meaningful love poem, one must say it, speak love, without really saying it or speaking it. It must be “referred” to, implied, painted in word pictures, rather than put boldly and blatantly on the page.
A great exercise, before actually writing the poem, would be to find as many images for love as you possibly can.
Subtle as a summer breeze
A starlit night
The beauty of a rose
The scent of woodsmoke on a winter night
The taste of wine
The feel of fingers on the skin
The sound of raindrops on the roof
My heart exploding
Choose one of the above as a starting point for your poem or simply create an image of your own and use it as the inspiration for your very own love poem. I would be delighted if, after having written it, you choose to share it with me by sending it in through the CHAT ROOM at poetladykatz.com