I've been working on a writing task for TFE this week (something for Valentine's Day) and I'll probably post that poem on Sunday (for various visitor-connected reasons). I don't want to say too much about the poem right now but let's just say it's not one I'll be sending to my beloved this year (or any year I shouldn't think...) and so ahead of it I wanted to post some other love-related links and things...as much as anything as a contrast to what's coming on Sunday.
So! I have written quite a lot for and about romantic love (in fact there is a whole section in the poems area of my website called 'love'). I also have quite a lot of alternative occasion poems – if you go to the occasions poems section there's an alternative wedding poem, an alternative funeral poem, a couple of others. I have a tiny alternative St Valentine's poem too (and feel free to use it if you ever have the need). Here it is:
Roses are red Violets are violet Please love me My life's in the toilet
And here are some links to other love-related poems and discussions:
Back in 2008 I posted a poem about a loved one's death called 'Significant other deceased' – it's here. Interestingly a recent book review online (here) picked that poem out for special mention.
For my Mark's birthday in 2008 I posted the poem 'Poetic love' here. It's really a love poem about and/or for people who aren't interested in poetry.
In October 2008 I wrote a whole post about love poetry (here) and that included my oh-heck-it's-a-gap-year-romance-poem 'Chileno on my mind'. There was a sex poetry post too (the one after love...).
I posted my English/Scots/German poem 'My man' back in January 2009 (here).
'Short love' was a poem featured in a week of short poems (back here).
More recently the love poem 'Don't squeeze my shoes' was read at a wedding (and blogged about here).
And if none of that is enough for you here's a recent interview with poet Carol Ann Duffy where she says "all poems are about love".
See you on Sunday for the Poetry Bus (or at the bus stop, I suppose, seeing as the bus doesn't go till Monday...).
Originally from the north of England, I live in Angus, Scotland where I walk a lot, think a lot, listen to lots of music, sometimes write poems, sometimes read poems out to other people, sometimes write songs, read all kinds of odd things, watch a bit...oh and I look after my family too.
I sometimes organise poetry and music events - details are usually here (though nothing coming up in the near future). This year I went travelling with my family - photos and notes are here. Now we're back I have moved to a new regular blog - it is here.
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You can buy my book (published 2008) from my website if you fancy it (go to 'book' page) or from www.amazon.co.uk if you prefer the comfort of the multinational corporation. My book is printed on recycled paper and card. I have 12 different poetry postcards available too.