This weekend we celebrate love; showering our loved ones with lavish trinkets that sparkle, flowers arrangements of many varieties, and chocolates filled with savory delights. But why should love be given just one day? It should not be forgotten for the rest of the year. Love should be imprinted in our souls with every breath we take. Imagine if everyone on earth would emote love into every word spoken, what a better world it could be. Fortunately for us, love has been seared onto many pages in literature. So if you are not that good with expressing your feelings, there are many resources to give to the one you love throughout the year.
Not everyone can write poetry, but there are a plethora of love poems you can share with your significant other. At the bookstore or Amazon, you can find an entire book of sonnets from Shakespeare, love poems from Pablo Neruda, or Rumi’s book of love. Or you can support and independent writer, like the ones at CTU, who have their collection of love poetry as well.
You can choose from:
Silhouettes of My Soul by Debra McLain
Silhouettes of My Soul, is like reading private love letters in the form of poetry. Silhouettes will resonate with all men and women in the pursuit of love and happiness. Striving for personal growth, Debra writes of relationships, nature, and the universe.
Cadence of Cupid by Adam Brown
50 poems signifying all that is love. From the first kiss to the breakup, to eternal love. This book promises to pull on your heartstrings like Cupid playing on his lute.
Forbidden Fruit by Damon E. Johnson
Love is universally accepted as the one thing that connects us all as humans. Be it an innocent feeling of admiration, or a deep passionate longing, love can often lead to lustful thoughts of desire. Vulnerable, we blindly pursue the urge that permeates our souls as we become entangled in a whirlwind of emotions where escape seems impossible. It is in this space that love becomes the Forbidden Fruit… sweet, and often times the thing we crave, but shouldn’t. The feeling can be fleeting, yet when realized, the memory can last a lifetime. One taste and we may soon begin to realize that, in fact, we were the ones who were bitten. “And both our hunger and our appetite were satisfied with just one bite.”
Love is a Four Letter Word – various CTU authors
28 poets from around the world came together to share and express in poetic form the emotion of love.
If you don’t want to buy an entire book, pick one specific poem and get a little creative to make it more personal. On any social media account you can use the #lovepoetry or #lovequote hashtag and many will surface. Print one that looks appealing, maybe using decorative paper and put it in a cute frame. This is not just a gift a mother, spouse or best friend would adore, but a freelance poet/writer would love the idea that his/her poetry is being shared with such affection.
There is also an endless array of romance stories if your loved one likes to read novel. Authors Nicholas Sparks and Krista Lakes have many to choose from. And don’t forget movies. Many love stories from literature have been captured on the screen. Whether it is a gothic tale of supernatural love like Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a Sci-Fi classic of love lost and found again in The Time Machine, or a comedic tale of sisterly love in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; love and romance can come in many different forms for all to enjoy.
Don’t let these merchants put a limit when to express your love with someone. Surprise a parent, a spouse, a sister or brother, and even a friend or teacher. Let them know they are appreciated all through the year. It doesn’t have to be with gifts of literature. A few simple, kind words can brighten someone’s day. Taking a few minutes to help with a chore can show you care. There are so many ways to be the light in someone’s life. It doesn’t take much effort to show just a little bit of love.
Written by: Donna J. Sanders
Donna is a freelance writer and blogger in West Palm Beach, FL. She is the author of Ataraxia – a poetry collection about the struggles we face, the state of the world and how to see beauty in the simplest things, and Cardboard Signs – poems to bring awareness about homelessness, mental illness, self-esteem and the injustices many face.
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