Poetry is one of the most magical forms of self-expression. You can express thoughts, ideas, and feelings in a poem that are otherwise difficult, or even impossible, to say in any other form of communication.
And poetry has long been the language of lovers. Millions of writers have used poetry to declare their affections, obsessions, and heartbreaks.
Today’s poetry prompts celebrate lovers and the poems they write.
But Love Poems Are SO Cheesy
It’s easy to scoff at a love poem. Many love poems use the same words, present overly familiar images, and convey similar sentiments. That’s what makes them SO cheesy.
Writing a unique and compelling love poem is always a challenge. After all, the more something’s been done, the more difficult it becomes for anyone to do it well.
Luckily, poetry prompts can help.
The exercise is simple and straightforward. Choose one of the lists below and then write a poem using all the words in the list. If you’re feeling up to the challenge, try to write a single poem using all the words from all the lists, or mix and match words from the lists at will.
I’ve even included some cliché terms for those of you who are fans of cheesy love poems.
See if these poetry prompts don’t bring out the lover in you.
|Cheese Please||Erotica||Obsession||Heartbreak||Moving On|
Spread the Love
Once you write your little ode to the one you cherish, go ahead and send it — if you dare.
Were you able to write a love poem using these prompts? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment.
First – thanks for the reminder, 13th, eh?
So it’s tomorrow? Gotta write a little love poem
Oh, look – here are the ingredients….
Let’s mix and match
Oh yes, today is that day of grave superstition. And tomorrow we celebrate the lovers of the world. Interesting juxtaposition.
The twisted thighs of roses
Haunt the dream I long
To wiggle my toes on.
I have a penchant for short poems, and yours is quite good, Gabriel. I especially love the assonance of “long” and “on,” as well as the imagery, which is a little bit ethereal. Nice job!
I would write one but I’m love poemed out. I wrote one for Valentine’s day purely on a whim. I was surprised people seemed to like it LOL!
I’ll be sure to head over to your site and check it out, Bobby.
I did manage to write a love poem – though I had missed this prompt altogether…I miss a lot of entries.. 🙁
Well at least you wrote one. The prompts are mostly for situations in which a writer is feeling uninspired or wants a particular challenge.
Here’s my try at the “Erotica” prompt:
Under the twisted sheets
parched for the flood
of your eyes
Beneath the unyielding stars
yearning for the storm
of my thighs
Over the roots and the blades
sated by the onslaught
of your size
Kinda tongue-in-cheek. “your size” indeed, haha.
I love it! You’ve got some great turns of phrase here and a few choice puns too 😉 Nice!