Saturday, February 5, 2011

Write A Love Poem

Trevor Dillinger is not only a good friend of Erick McAlister but also a song writer. He has been known to feed off his friend's pain as inspiration for his work. Sometimes he'll surprise everyone and rise from his self-inflicted darkness and give advice.

Today, Trevor is offering some tips on writing a love poem.

The underlying basis of a love poem is to convey your amorous feelings towards another person. In this light, there is no wrong or right way to write a poem. If you keep this in mind, you'll find writing your poem will be a more enjoyable experience overall.

To begin with you'll need to note down the following:

■Reasons why you love your partner

■Specific physical qualities you love about your partner. For instance, their deep, blue eyes.

■What they have provided for you. Example: Your constant support and encouragement has given me the wings to fly.

■Any special words you call each other.

■What specific message you are ultimately trying to convey with your poem. For example, my life would be nothing without you, thank you for being in my life, etc.

■Tone of your poem. For instance, humorous, sentimental, etc.

You will also need access to a thesaurus, dictionary and a rhyming dictionary if you want your poem to rhyme. You can find these tools online at the following links:

Now that you have the data and ideas you need, you can begin structuring your poem. If you're a novice poet, start first with a rhyming poem. By now you should have some lines already written out. Put them in an order that flows and then fill in the rest with sentences that rhyme.

When you're done, read the poem aloud. You will most likely find a few spots that don't flow properly. Make your changes and read the poem aloud again. Continue doing this until the poem is easily read. Remember, a poem is a personal gift from the heart. As long as you are conveying an overall thought or idea it will be received with much pleasure.

Enhance your love poem!
■Write it in calligraphy.

■Use romantic stationary.

■Spray it with your perfume or cologne.

■Put it in a love card.

■Leave it on your love's pillow with a rose.

To celebrate, I'm giving away two special items this month.
A signed copy of Tormented Soul and a gift from my favorite store, Lover's Lane.

All you have to do is leave a comment on any post from Feb.1st until midnight the 14 th, the holiday for love... Valentine's Day .

Names will be placed into a drawing and the winner will be picked and announced on February 15.

1 comment:

marybelle said...

I don't think I could seriously write a poem to save my life. It would have be a plan B moment for me.