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Love Poems

Small Matters of Life-Enhancing Poetry: Arshi, Fletcher, and König

Robert Peake | Posted 05.01.2015 | Books
Robert Peake

If all poetry is an autobiography of the author's inner life, then Small Hands (Liverpool University Press, 2015) gives us a striking glimpse into how...

A Valentine Like No Other

Cathy Sikorski | Posted 04.14.2015 | Comedy
Cathy Sikorski

The day of love has arrived, It couldn't be sweeter If you were a poster, a blogger or tweeter. But you, even you, must acknowledge the one Who ha...

Daily Meditation: One With Love

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.13.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Can It Ever Be?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 04.10.2015 | Divorce
Amy Elias, MS

Can it ever be? I ask myself over and over. Can it ever be, new and alive like morning clover With dew drops a'glistening?

10 Tantalizing Poetry Titles for Your Valentine

L.L. Barkat | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
L.L. Barkat

Yes, Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but there is still time to treat your Love to one or more of these tantalizing poetry titles. And as any good lover knows, true love is made in more than a day, so these suggestions are nuanced enough to help you build your love all year long -- or get ready to find (and woo) a love in the future.

'Sitting Duck' -- The Poem and the Backstory

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

(This story appeared in a different version on Tricia's blog. The poem "Sitting Duck" appears in her new book of poetry, The Music of Leaving.) ...

David Sands

Writers Give Advice On How To Pen The Perfect Love Poem | David Sands | Posted 02.14.2013 | Detroit

There are many ways to show affection on Valentine's Day. Sure, you could make your darling smile by bringing flowers. You could even shower you sweet...

The Funniest Love Notes Ever

Posted 02.11.2013 | Comedy

With Valentine’s Day coming up, some of you are probably thinking about confessing your love to a crush or significant other, but struggling with ex...

One Poem: Love Notes From My Sleepy Stalker

Mallory Yael Seegal | Posted 06.19.2012 | Arts
Mallory Yael Seegal

Here I am, tracing the birth of a soliloquy in the composition of your face / I am joyful as the wordsmith -- pen at hand to a curled fist.

POEM: 'He Changed Her World Forever'

| Posted 04.03.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by, an online community writing site for young p...

TEEN POETRY: 'To You Who Made Me Cry'

| Posted 03.15.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by, an online community writing site for young p...

Keeping Up With the Brownings

John Lundberg | Posted 04.20.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

The romance of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning got a lot of attention last week when scans of their love letters, previously available for viewing only at Wellesley college, went online just in time for Valentine's Day.

The Next Ten Best Love Poems

James Scarborough | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts
James Scarborough

It's Valentine's Day, as sacred to sappy romantics as Halloween is to Wiccans. Hand in hand, cheek to, um, cheek, every permutation of He/She pairings.

How To Write Love Poems That Don't Suck

| Posted 02.13.2012 | Books

By Jeremy Richards for Poetry Foundation I once responded to a girlfriend’s love poem by critiquing its imagery. That relationship didn’t last ...

The Revealing Note in Grandma's Cookbook

Lee Woodruff | Posted 04.14.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

Recipes are the currency by which generations of women define and distinguish themselves from other families. These sometimes-secret formulas, handed down from mother to daughter, are inscriptions of endearment, the personal stamp encrypted in each dish like DNA.

Loving and Letting Go

Roger Housden | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Roger Housden

The greatest gift of love is the gesture of open arms -- let come what comes -- not because you don't care, or because you hope to steel yourself against pain, but because you care so much that you are helpless to do anything else.

Finding A Deeper Love This Valentine's Day

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

While romantic love can be intoxicating and ever so delicious, there is a deeper kind of love that bars no participants.

Love Poems Your Valentine Probably Hasn't Read

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

If you're still searching for the right words to use on Valentine's Day, and want to be a little more creative than, "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways."

My Ex Published A Poetry Collection--About Me!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Poetry Foundation: Poems From My Ex After the love affair, there were poems. By Lisa Catherine Harper Fifteen years after we broke up, my ex-boy...

Carpe Clay

Tamsin Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

When we work our fingerprints into the clay -- be our clay of choice material, linguistic, or the formation of friendships -- we answer our highest calling.

Valentine's Day Poems: Love Poems To Share Valentine's Day 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Valentine's Day poems can be a great way to express your love for someone, whether it be a friend, family member, or significant other. Here are 15 g...