Why Love Poems?

Love Poems For The One You Love (Volume 1)Those people who thought they knew us would probably be surprised, if not shocked, that we’d written a book of love poems. (We know for certain that some of our English teachers would!)

So, what drove us to create this unlikely work?

Well, to answer that, we need to go back a few years, to when the two of us first met.

You see, at the time, one of us lived in England, while the other lived in the USA, and we met via the Internet (not a dating site, but through a mutual interest in Internet marketing).

What started as a business partnership soon became a lot more than that, but there is no denying the fact that a long-distance relationship does have its problems (although it has some advantages too).

First and foremost, the sheer distance meant that we never saw each other face-to-face, never went out together, and therefore never had the opportunity to hold hands, kiss, cuddle, etc.

What we needed was a way to strengthen the growing bond between us, and to keep the romance alive and burning brightly, in spite of the thousands of miles that separated us.

We began by sending each other long messages (or eCards, in fact), detailing what we’d been up to, what we were thinking, and other details about our lives, our likes (and dislikes), and the sort of information that would usually come up in conversation over the course of many dates.

This worked well, but it was more like a journal than anything else – a shared diary, if you will.

We needed something more.

To be honest, it’s hard to remember exactly how the idea of poetry came up – as we said, this wasn’t something either of us was really interested in.

But whatever the catalyst, I (Mark) started writing a love poem each day, to express how I felt and what meeting each other meant to me.

Many were incredibly personal, and not the sort of thing we’d want to make public here, but many were exactly what love poems should be – a romantic thought or feeling about a lover, expressed in verse.

A good example of a poem of this type is one called “Cuddle Time“, which you can find on the main site as a sample of what you can expect to find in “Love Poems For The One You Love”.

Did writing this love poetry work?

In a word, yes!

And now that I’ve left England behind me and we’ve been together for over five years, I still write at least one poem a day, even now.

So, having revealed a bit about why we went down the love poetry route, why publish a book of love poems, and what are they really for?

Let’s tackle the second question first.

Sure, they’re about love and romance, but that goes without saying.

But they can do so much more than that, as we’ve already hinted at.

Even if you’re not trying to make a long-distance love affair work, they can be really useful as a communication tool.

Let’s face it, most men are not that good (OK, we’re dreadful) at expressing emotions. It’s not that we don’t have strong feelings for our loved ones, but putting those feelings into words is difficult and awkward.

Men are still not brought up to be emotional creatures, they’re not always very good at picking up on hints and subtleties, and we probably don’t possess the right vocabulary to say what we feel either – the words may be there, just like they’re there inside a dictionary, but stringing the right words together and speaking them out loud is a whole other issue.

But a love poem, whether it’s one you’ve written yourself or one you’ve found in a book or magazine or even in a gift card, can say all of these things for you.

It’s true that the contents of many a gift card can be a bit on the sickly side, and finding one that says exactly what you feel might take a while, but it’s worth the effort.

You see, another problem, these days, is that women are more forthright and assertive (they have to be if they want to succeed in what is still a male-dominated world), and some men get the impression that women no longer appreciate romance and gallantry.

And while this may be true in a very small number of cases, we believe that the vast majority of women still want a man who treats them like a lady, and not like a business colleague – little things such as holding doors open, buying flowers and other gifts occasionally, for example.

And, of course, telling them how much we love and value them.

And this is where love poems come in.

Wherever you find your love poem, provided that the words are sincerely meant and appropriate, she is going to appreciate the thought you’ve put into it.

Now, one step up from giving your lady a love poem that you’ve found elsewhere is to write one yourself, and it’s not actually as daunting a task as you might think. As long as you put your heart into the words, the mechanics of what constitutes poetry is relatively easy, and we will write more about this at a later date.

It doesn’t have to be a perfect poem, you don’t need to be Wordsworth, Byron, Keats or Longfellow – it just needs to be heartfelt.

If you want to take love poetry to the next level, then you can’t do better than to recite one to your lover, at an appropriate time and place, of course.

It goes without saying that this needs to be read with feeling, making sure you inject pauses for dramatic effect, and vary the intonation of your voice where necessary.

Poems have (or should have, in our view), a certain rhythm (often called metre), so you need to bear that in mind when reading a poem out loud.

The best way to prepare for this is to rehearse the poem several times to yourself (to yourself, silently, is OK, but out loud, if that is practical in your situation, is even better as it really does give you a feel for how the poems will sound to your lover). Read it several times in front of a mirror (preferably full-length).

So, on to the book we have just written.

It contains 110 poems in total, comprising 85 main poems that each stand on their own, a series of 15 poems that form a romantic short story, and 10 bonus poems.

We are somewhat traditionalist when it comes to poetry, so you’ll find that all of our poems look like poems and they all rhyme. (If you want way-out, avant-garde “poetry”, then you need to look for writers such as E E Cummings, amongst others.)

The following poem, which is one of our favourites, is a good example of the sort of poem you’ll find:

Back then, I thought I’d always be single
Unconfident, I would rarely mingle
Reclusive, almost, a social outcast
Guarding bachelorhood, I was steadfast
Life was safe, albeit boring as well
And then out of the blue, the alarm bell
Rang loudly, it really gave me a start
You had broken in and stolen my heart

As an aside, if you enjoy word puzzles (e.g. crosswords, word searches, anagrams, etc.), then there is an additional element in all of our poems too.

Once you crack this, you’ll immediately be able to work out what the above poem is called!

By the way, for those people who buy a copy of our book of love poetry, whether it’s the eBook version, the paperback version or the Kindle version, there is a contest where you can win prizes – all you have to do is to try to identify our favourite 20 poems from the entire book (and bear in mind that ten were chosen by a male, and ten by a female).

And as a starter for ten (or for twenty, in this case), the poem above is one of them!

So, what about the topics we address in this book?

If you look at some of the themes in the poems contained in “Love Poems For The One You Love“, then you’ll discover evidence of some of the main issues that couples face, including working together, building relationships, communicating feelings, how to tackle day-to-day problems, and workable solutions to those issues as well as, of course, poems dealing with romance and more intimate matters (but in a tasteful way – if you want some hard-core, adult, erotic poetry, check out “69 Rude Rhymes“, which is extremely explicit in both content and theme).

We are also animal lovers (who also support a chemical-free lifestyle for both us and our pets), so we could not resist working this into the book too.

So, the 15-poem short story, called “Furever In Love“, is actually about two young people who meet and become irrevocably attached to each other because of their love for dogs.

The last question then (for now, at least), is why publish the book, given that, thus far, they’ve remained something private between the two of us?

Well, we were looking around to see what is available, mainly on Amazon.com, and what we noticed was that there are a load of poetry anthologies available (i.e. collections of other people’s poems – mainly classics), but we could see little evidence of fresh new poetry.

Now, we’re not talking about the so-called “contemporary” works of writers such as E E Cummings, as mentioned above.

No, we’re talking about poetry written in a traditional style, but addressing more current issues as well as some fantasy-type ideas/situations that others may ponder but were afraid to mention.

In other words, we began with looking into our own ideals and as we decided to make this work available on a larger scale, we have included topics that we think other people would like to read about.

We’ve tried to keep this work tasteful, respectful, and hopefully it will be useful on a practical level and not just for mere entertainment. We like to cover as many bases as we can :-) .

As Toni Morrison said, “If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it”, so that’s what we did!

BTW, if you would like for us to create some custom poetry for a special someone in your life, then we can certainly do this. For now, just fill out the Contact Us form and let us know what you’d like.

We hope you will give “Love Poems For The One You Love” a try, because once you do, we know you’ll find some really beautiful poems that seem perfect for you or your lover, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll be inspired to write some love poems yourself!

Finally, did you figure out the name of that poem yet? :-)

If you did, great, well done!

If not, and you’d like a hint, then please

Almost every poem we write is actually what’s known as an acrostic, which means the first letter of each line spells out a word or phrase. Now do you get it?
.

Paperback
Love Poems For The One You Love (Volume 1) - Paperback Edition
Kindle
Love Poems For The One You Love (Volume 1) - Kindle Edition
eBook
Love Poems For The One You Love (Volume 1) - eBook Edition

Love Poems For The One You Love (Volume 1)Those people who thought they knew us would probably be surprised, if not shocked, that we’d written a book of love poems. (We know for certain that some of our English teachers would!)

So, what drove us to create this unlikely work?

Well, to answer that, we need to go back a few years, to when the two of us first met.

You see, at the time, one of us lived in England, while the other lived in the USA, and we met via the Internet (not a dating site, but through a mutual interest in Internet marketing).

What started as a business partnership soon became a lot more than that, but there is no denying the fact that a long-distance relationship does have its problems (although it has some advantages too).

First and foremost, the sheer distance meant that we never saw each other face-to-face, never went out together, and therefore never had the opportunity to hold hands, kiss, cuddle, etc.

What we needed was a way to strengthen the growing bond between us, and to keep the romance alive and burning brightly, in spite of the thousands of miles that separated us.

We began by sending each other long messages (or eCards, in fact), detailing what we’d been up to, what we were thinking, and other details about our lives, our likes (and dislikes), and the sort of information that would usually come up in conversation over the course of many dates.

This worked well, but it was more like a journal than anything else – a shared diary, if you will.

We needed something more.

To be honest, it’s hard to remember exactly how the idea of poetry came up – as we said, this wasn’t something either of us was really interested in.

But whatever the catalyst, I (Mark) started writing a love poem each day, to express how I felt and what meeting each other meant to me.

Many were incredibly personal, and not the sort of thing we’d want to make public here, but many were exactly what love poems should be – a romantic thought or feeling about a lover, expressed in verse.

A good example of a poem of this type is one called “Cuddle Time“, which you can find on the main site as a sample of what you can expect to find in “Love Poems For The One You Love”.

Did writing this love poetry work?

In a word, yes!

And now that I’ve left England behind me and we’ve been together for over five years, I still write at least one poem a day, even now.

So, having revealed a bit about why we went down the love poetry route, why publish a book of love poems, and what are they really for?

Let’s tackle the second question first.

Sure, they’re about love and romance, but that goes without saying.

But they can do so much more than that, as we’ve already hinted at.

Even if you’re not trying to make a long-distance love affair work, they can be really useful as a communication tool.

Let’s face it, most men are not that good (OK, we’re dreadful) at expressing emotions. It’s not that we don’t have strong feelings for our loved ones, but putting those feelings into words is difficult and awkward.

Men are still not brought up to be emotional creatures, they’re not always very good at picking up on hints and subtleties, and we probably don’t possess the right vocabulary to say what we feel either – the words may be there, just like they’re there inside a dictionary, but stringing the right words together and speaking them out loud is a whole other issue.

But a love poem, whether it’s one you’ve written yourself or one you’ve found in a book or magazine or even in a gift card, can say all of these things for you.

It’s true that the contents of many a gift card can be a bit on the sickly side, and finding one that says exactly what you feel might take a while, but it’s worth the effort.

You see, another problem, these days, is that women are more forthright and assertive (they have to be if they want to succeed in what is still a male-dominated world), and some men get the impression that women no longer appreciate romance and gallantry.

And while this may be true in a very small number of cases, we believe that the vast majority of women still want a man who treats them like a lady, and not like a business colleague – little things such as holding doors open, buying flowers and other gifts occasionally, for example.

And, of course, telling them how much we love and value them.

And this is where love poems come in.

Wherever you find your love poem, provided that the words are sincerely meant and appropriate, she is going to appreciate the thought you’ve put into it.

Now, one step up from giving your lady a love poem that you’ve found elsewhere is to write one yourself, and it’s not actually as daunting a task as you might think. As long as you put your heart into the words, the mechanics of what constitutes poetry is relatively easy, and we will write more about this at a later date.

It doesn’t have to be a perfect poem, you don’t need to be Wordsworth, Byron, Keats or Longfellow – it just needs to be heartfelt.

If you want to take love poetry to the next level, then you can’t do better than to recite one to your lover, at an appropriate time and place, of course.

It goes without saying that this needs to be read with feeling, making sure you inject pauses for dramatic effect, and vary the intonation of your voice where necessary.

Poems have (or should have, in our view), a certain rhythm (often called metre), so you need to bear that in mind when reading a poem out loud.

The best way to prepare for this is to rehearse the poem several times to yourself (to yourself, silently, is OK, but out loud, if that is practical in your situation, is even better as it really does give you a feel for how the poems will sound to your lover). Read it several times in front of a mirror (preferably full-length).

So, on to the book we have just written.

It contains 110 poems in total, comprising 85 main poems that each stand on their own, a series of 15 poems that form a romantic short story, and 10 bonus poems.

We are somewhat traditionalist when it comes to poetry, so you’ll find that all of our poems look like poems and they all rhyme. (If you want way-out, avant-garde “poetry”, then you need to look for writers such as E E Cummings, amongst others.)

The following poem, which is one of our favourites, is a good example of the sort of poem you’ll find:

Back then, I thought I’d always be single
Unconfident, I would rarely mingle
Reclusive, almost, a social outcast
Guarding bachelorhood, I was steadfast
Life was safe, albeit boring as well
And then out of the blue, the alarm bell
Rang loudly, it really gave me a start
You had broken in and stolen my heart

As an aside, if you enjoy word puzzles (e.g. crosswords, word searches, anagrams, etc.), then there is an additional element in all of our poems too.

Once you crack this, you’ll immediately be able to work out what the above poem is called!

By the way, for those people who buy a copy of our book of love poetry, whether it’s the eBook version, the paperback version or the Kindle version, there is a contest where you can win prizes – all you have to do is to try to identify our favourite 20 poems from the entire book (and bear in mind that ten were chosen by a male, and ten by a female).

And as a starter for ten (or for twenty, in this case), the poem above is one of them!

So, what about the topics we address in this book?

If you look at some of the themes in the poems contained in “Love Poems For The One You Love“, then you’ll discover evidence of some of the main issues that couples face, including working together, building relationships, communicating feelings, how to tackle day-to-day problems, and workable solutions to those issues as well as, of course, poems dealing with romance and more intimate matters (but in a tasteful way – if you want some hard-core, adult, erotic poetry, check out “69 Rude Rhymes“, which is extremely explicit in both content and theme).

We are also animal lovers (who also support a chemical-free lifestyle for both us and our pets), so we could not resist working this into the book too.

So, the 15-poem short story, called “Furever In Love“, is actually about two young people who meet and become irrevocably attached to each other because of their love for dogs.

The last question then (for now, at least), is why publish the book, given that, thus far, they’ve remained something private between the two of us?

Well, we were looking around to see what is available, mainly on Amazon.com, and what we noticed was that there are a load of poetry anthologies available (i.e. collections of other people’s poems – mainly classics), but we could see little evidence of fresh new poetry.

Now, we’re not talking about the so-called “contemporary” works of writers such as E E Cummings, as mentioned above.

No, we’re talking about poetry written in a traditional style, but addressing more current issues as well as some fantasy-type ideas/situations that others may ponder but were afraid to mention.

In other words, we began with looking into our own ideals and as we decided to make this work available on a larger scale, we have included topics that we think other people would like to read about.

We’ve tried to keep this work tasteful, respectful, and hopefully it will be useful on a practical level and not just for mere entertainment. We like to cover as many bases as we can :-) .

As Toni Morrison said, “If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it”, so that’s what we did!

BTW, if you would like for us to create some custom poetry for a special someone in your life, then we can certainly do this. For now, just fill out the Contact Us form and let us know what you’d like.

We hope you will give “Love Poems For The One You Love” a try, because once you do, we know you’ll find some really beautiful poems that seem perfect for you or your lover, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll be inspired to write some love poems yourself!

Finally, did you figure out the name of that poem yet? :-)

If you did, great, well done!

If not, and you’d like a hint, then please

Almost every poem we write is actually what’s known as an acrostic, which means the first letter of each line spells out a word or phrase. Now do you get it?
.

Paperback
Love Poems For The One You Love (Volume 1) - Paperback Edition
Kindle
Love Poems For The One You Love (Volume 1) - Kindle Edition
eBook
Love Poems For The One You Love (Volume 1) - eBook Edition

4 Responses to “Why Love Poems?”

  1. Michael Wallace says:

    Your writing has really inspired me to totally change my way of writing. I want to let you know I appreciate your hard work.

  2. Tierra Isreal says:

    I made a few songs and I want to know how to alter the copyright content on an MP3 file so I can share it online? I want to add (p) Swagers Studios (2009) to the copyright content and was wondering if it was possible. Any help is greatly appreciated.. It’s still not letting me edit the copyright content. Ive noticed that some MP3′s I downloaded off the net have unofficial copyrights like ZOMG company. If you can’t help it’s okay.

Leave a Reply to Admin