Special Supplement, Magazine

If you want to be

a poet!

Published : 02 Jul 2019 05:39 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 09:14 PM

Do you think the love lines are hidden in the curves of a woman? Is it really so?

Love poetry has, of course, been with us since the beginning of time. Lame pick-up lines were outmoded even in Mesozoic times; we diminish ourselves with cheap dating gimmickry. And, who would want to court anyone who could be gotten so easily anyway? It’s the chase, and the poem that is the map you use to get to someone’s soul!

The great thing about writing a poem is that you can write it anywhere. Poems are usually about moods, and they are about emotions, feelings. So if you feel joyful or sad, both of them are good points to start a poem on. But it is important to write it by hand. The beauty of writing by hand is that if you change the poem afterwards you read it through and you change a word or you move a sentence around, you can see what you have done and you can always go back to the original poem.

Arguably, the most important thing to do before writing a poem is to feel it. If you cannot feel it, you cannot write it. Just remember a time when you really wanted to tell someone how you felt about them, but didn’t think you could get the words to come out right, or that time you wanted to give a certain someone a present, but you couldn’t find that perfect thing. 

Well, the next time that happens, have no fear — because some feelings just need to be expressed, and writing a love poem is one of the most creative and sincere ways to say what's in your heart. In your poem, compare how your life was before and after this person began playing a role in your story. 

Maybe you were going through a rough time and they made it better, or you were always a happy person, but they just made you smile a little wider. Whatever your story is, everyone enjoys being told how much they matter, so be sure to let this person know how much they have changed your life for the better.

We all love to be loved, and this world is a little better when you believe in poetic things. Even if you never get a genius grant, you still might be loved. 

And you might make someone’s day. That is what we all want.