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How Do I Write a Love Poem?

John has been writing poetry since his school days. He was awarded the "Best Poet 2014 and 2021" Hubby Awards.

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If I Could Write a Love Poem

Previously I wrote a poem called "If I Could Write a Love Poem." It was very well received and even selected to turn into a song that was recorded on an album by award-winning British/Israeli singer Tally Koren.

I imagine that having a poem deemed good enough to record as a song means I can now say, "I can write a love poem." This is the sequel, which I had published at The Creative Exiles but felt as the original poem was here so this one should be here as well.

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"I'd pull the clouds down from the sky.."

"I'd pull the clouds down from the sky.."

How Do I Write a Love Poem?


How do I write a love poem?

First, I choose the words with care,

That compliment your features

Such as eyes, complexion, hair.


I describe what makes you special,

Why I love you more than life,

The reason why I bent my knee

To take you as my wife.


How do I write a love poem?

I pull clouds down from the sky

To wrap you in their softness,

So you will never die.


I steal the tides that wash ashore

To describe your wavy tresses,

And strip the flowers from off the trees

To clothe you in fine dresses.

How do I write a love poem?

I learn from poets past,

Like Browning, Burns, and Dickinson,

Or Byron, Poe, and Frost.


I squeeze the love out of my heart.

The words drip out like blood,

And form a raging river

That traps you like a flood.


How do I write a love poem?

I just gaze into your eyes,

Your shining smile becomes my muse

And soothes this writer’s cries.

"I just gaze into your eyes.."

"I just gaze into your eyes.."

Compare These Classic Love Poems

The following two poems are written in very different styles, but both beautiful love poems none-the-less.

A Red, Red Rose

by Robert Burns

O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry:

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it ware ten thousand mile.

She Walks In Beauty

by Lord Byron

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

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How Do I Write a Love Poem?

How Do I Write a Love Poem?

© 2016 John Hansen

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