Saturday, July 12, 2008

Short Sweet Love Poems and How to Write Them

Short Sweet Love Poems

Looking for a way to write short love poems? Look no further than haiku poetry! Haiku may be the shortest living poetry in the world! In just a few words, an entire sentiment can be expressed. But how to write them you ask? It's easy! Look at this short love poem:

Spring breeze --

her hand accidentally

grazes mine

Here we have a scene where we know what time of year it is. We also know the kind of day it is... breezy. Now, the next two lines describe an event that takes place in "real time." Because that's what haiku is all about. It's about present moment occurrences. What could be more immediate and suggestive of love than what is taking place as it's taking place?

To write haiku, you have to learn how to rid yourself of western poetic devices like analogy, simile, and metaphor. Haiku seek to describe events in simple and plain language. You have to get good at writing what haiku poet Ray Rasmussen has aptly called "first-order sense mind impressions." This somewhat long way of describing how to write haiku simply means you need to look at what's going on now, not what's happening in the past or what may happen in the future.

For example, the phrase "her hand accidentally grazes mine" describes an event that is taking place. It doesn't ornament it with flowery language. It simple describes what is happening in the present. Many people think writing haiku is easy. That's because they don't understand how to write haiku. Short love poems the haiku way are a unique way of expressing your feeling for another person. To do it, think first of writing a phrase, then, combine it with a sentence fragment and you've just written your first haiku love poem!

Edward A. Weiss

Love You Like No Other

My days have never been brighter
Because you fill them with much laughter
My heart has never been warmer
Because you care for me and our future
My life has never been happier
Because you turn everything sweeter
My feelings have never been stronger
Because you make me love you like no other.

A Golden Sunset

Looking at the sunset for the day
My memory begin to play
Of all our times that were happy and gay
Each one special in its own way.

You give me much to treasure everyday
Your love shines with a warm ray
Just like the golden sunset on display
The beauty takes my breath away.

Short Sweet Love Poems

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