Poetry is a creative way to express how you feel, and it’s something you and your partner can cherish for the rest of your lives. Make it a tradition for each of you write each other a Valentine’s Day poem every year.
Usually the hardest thing about love is knowing how to express it, especially in words but sometimes, it’s easier than saying it out loud. So, how do you write the perfect Valentine’s Day poem? With these helpful poetry tips.
Figure Out How You Want Your Poem To Sound
Do you want it to rhyme or not? Do you want it to read like a story? Not all poems are created equal. It’s your time for expression. You can rhyme or write it in any way you want.
Make It Specific
Make it particular to your partner. You can say how nice or kind they are, but choose specific instances that showed you how nice and kind they are to make it more personal.
Write In A Romantic Place
Write your poem while listening to your favorite romantic song with candles lit. This will drive more inspiration and make it more romantic.
Don't Type It
It’s much more personal to handwrite your poem, even if your handwriting isn’t perfect.
Choose A Theme
If every year you write about how you lucky you are to have found him, it may get dull after a while. Choose a theme. Maybe this is your first Valentine’s Day as a married couple or you just had a baby. Maybe you even bought your first home. Choose something specific to write about.
Read It Aloud
Read aloud to yourself and change anything that sounds funny. You could also read each other your poems on Vday.
Write From The Heart
It sounds so easy to just say, “Write from your heart.” But, that’s how you should do it. Don’t worry about how it will sound, or if it makes total sense.
If you aren’t a writer, outlining some key points you want to address in the poem is a great way to start.
Add Quotes From Others
If you’re stuck, it’s okay to add quotes from writers or other famous people if it expresses how you feel. Song lyrics are also great if you’ve got some writer’s block.