Love Quatrains, Love Poetry & Its Opposite

vdaycards1I am making some cards and card booklets for Valentine’s Day for my sister’s shop. So I have been composing little love poems to put in them. It’s a bit hard to write a love poem nowadays. Everything has been said. Or has it? The rhyme either works or it doesn’t. A free verse love poem seems lacking though.  Here are a few I have come up with:

1

Walk with me in fields of clover,
In times of sun and rain.
Share with me your laughter,
Echoing down the lanes.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

2

This is what you need to know:
The day is beautiful because of you.
The night is a wonder we share.
I am bathed in your love so true.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

3

Let’s disappear in a field of flowers
And live where the summer hides
And eat green grapes and honeydew
And continue this love that abides.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

4

A valentine can convey my love
And reveal what’s in my heart.
I know no card will ever suffice
But this is where I can start.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Now, my next task is to make anti-love, anti-Valentine’s Day poems. Something along the lines of Bukowski’s “love is a dog from hell,” which includes this description of love:

this whole thing is like a seal
caught on oily rocks
and circled by the Long Beach Marching Band
at 3:36 p.m.

Stay tuned for the flip side of love. These cards will be black and brown and will only have hearts on them if they are the actual organ.

–Shaun Perkins

4 thoughts on “Love Quatrains, Love Poetry & Its Opposite

  1. hahaha… anti-love poems. ooooohhh my. YOu’ve inspired me to write some love poems. I wanna be like you. I WANNA come to see you and the museum. Somehow I have to make that happen. It’s 844 miles from me to you. 13 hours, which means for me, two days. I like to ‘junk’ along the way. eggads. xo

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