Tuesday, November 16, 2010
How About a Love Poem?
Many of us guys struggle with putting our love into words, especially when we have to write those words down. Hey, I’m a writer, and there are still times when I struggle to put down words of love on paper. Never fear though, there are those who are experts on this! Not only are they experts, but are pleased when we use their words.
Of all the poetry written, I think that the theme of love has been one of the most popular ever used. I’m not sure, but I’d guess that there are many thousands of love poems that have been written and published through the years. Why not use those words, as if they are our own?
Day 31 – Go to your local book store and pick up a good book of poetry, especially one which has lots of love poems. Don’t worry if you can’t find one, that’s what the clerk is there for, they should know what they have.
What? You’re having trouble, don’t worry, you probably have a love poem in the house, and don’t even know it. If you have a Bible in the house, you have some of the greatest love poetry ever written. The book of Song of Solomon (also known as the Song of Songs) is a love poem, I’m sure Solomon won’t mind you using it.
Find a quiet time when the two of you can sit together; perhaps in front of the fireplace, or maybe even over your morning coffee. Have your book ready at hand, and when the moment seems ripe, read your selected poem to your wife. Take your time, this isn’t a race, the idea is to convey your love for her, not to impress her with how fast you can read.