“You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.
I look around me and I see it isn’t so.
Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs.
And what’s wrong with that, I’d like to know?
Cause here I go, again. . . “
But apparently people are tired of love poetry. I saw my blog site hits plummet dramatically right after the big day was over. And it was a drop even below the hubbub of the big VD (Don’t be crude, it means Valentine’s Day) posts. But that’s alright people will make up, find new suitors, take the ring back to the jewelry store. Life will get back to normal, and they will realize that they really don’t hate love poems that much after all. Like the blues, we sometimes need these pieces to see us through, the sad ones that make us feel good, and the happy ones that give us hope.
Suzie Grogan did a lovely companion series of Love Poems You Wish You Had Written over on her blog, No Wriggling Out of Writing. Be sure to check out her selections and the extras that, like me, she couldn’t resist throwing in before it was all said and done. I was going to provide a comprehensive list of links for all ten poems and the bonus pieces below, but if you click on her link above and then on this one here for the series on my blog, you will be all set.
My sweetheart is off to do some work out-of-town and I am off to have dinner with the Bauman boys, those handsome young fellows in the banner at the top of the page. But before this Monday-After is through I want to close the door on the whole series of Love Poems You Wish You Had Written with a love poem I actually did compose. This one was for Brian on our second anniversary. I cannot quite fathom that it’s been less than four years since we got together. It’s one of those “what started out as friendship” kind of things, not that I wasn’t infatuated. I was.
I also had this odd feeling, like I had known him before. Have you ever had that notion, unshakable that you knew someone from long before you ever could have met them? It was like this memory of playing with him on the playground as a child, though I am 13 years his senior so I knew that was impossible. I do not believe in past lives, but if I did, he would be the reason why.
- Left Over Love Poems 2: David Reads Three Shorts (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- Left Over Love Poems 1: Mathew MacFadyen (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- Love poems you wish you had written #1 – David Constantine (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- My top five anti-love poems (betweengods.com)
- Love Songs You Wish You Had Written #5: More E. E. Cummings (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- Love Poems You Wish You Had Written #3: Readings by Ygor Raduy (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- Love Poems You Wish You Had Written #1 – Wendy Cope (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- Saved By A Poem (journeyingbeyondbreastcancer.com)
- Love Poetry to a Stranger – with Audio link (rarasaur.wordpress.com)
- Love is a poem. (ovsjournalists.wordpress.com)