10 Tips for Writing a Poem about Someone You Love

Writing a Love Letter

Robert Lee Brewer, a talented poet and writer, said: ‘Sweep your audience off his or her feet with your intentions, not your literary conventions’. This quote contains a part of the truth, if not all of it. Whenever you do something creative, it is the intentions that make it a masterpiece, not just the end result.


Am I the Only One Who Struggles with the Right Words?

Struggling to find the right words is so human-like! In fact, according to the latest surveys, more than 56% of people experience hardships talking about their romantic feelings. We are sure that many people in love can relate. Unluckily, we often tend to focus more on how to formulate the things we feel than on those emotions and attitudes we have in our hearts. Okay, conveying feelings with the suitable words is not so bad, until you value it more than the feeling itself. 

Love has been the favorite discussion subject for ages: from the times of Ancient Greece till today’s funny situations when kindergarten children promise to be together always. Anyway, there wasn’t such a historical period when this topic hasn’t overwhelmed humanity. That is why today we are going to throw light on the topic of love poems and provide some useful tips on how to write a love poem for your beloved one.

Practical Pieces of Advice on Writing Love Poems

  • Tip 1. The first thing we wanna claim in this article will be written in Caps (it is kind of important): THERE IS NO FORMULA. Yes. There is no formula. What can work for one person, another girl or guy can count too primitive or boring, and visa versa, simple words can often be unexpectedly touching. Here we aim to work out some universal tips for writing your own poem for your dearest people on Earth.

  • Tip 2. Read several best poets, taking notice of which words they use. If some time ago you happened to read Shakespeare, you might have remembered phrases like ‘Shall I compare you to a summer’s day?’ This man knew lots of beautiful things to compare his beloved with. Why not a flower? Bird? Butterfly? Yet, he used simple-as-a-day things and it added him special charm. In the end, it is Shakespeare who said ‘Speak low if you speak of love’. So extra words will be unnecessary here.

  • Tip 3. Be yourself. Really. Who would like to receive a poem from somebody who plays the role, while in-person is just the opposite? Being you means being honest about your feelings, your situation, your background, and your current relationship status. 

  • Tip 4. Do not overestimate things or speed the events up. If you are still friends, write about your love to this person like you would do to the dearest friend, without overloading them with something you imagined in your own head. 

  • Tip 5. Mention specific details. Here there is plenty of space to create. These things may be glasses, freckles, the shape of the forehead, her emerald dress. Basically, anything in the world. 

  • Tip 6. If you are using rhyme, be simple. As it is your first time, don’t bring in any difficult words. Rhymes like love / dove, moon / soon will do just alright. Write about things you need to say, about things you dream of and hope for. A great example of a beginner-level poem will be a part of Loise Simpson’s writing: However long the journey No matter what our view, I will cherish every step, As long as I’m with you.

  • Tip 7. Use opportunities to get help. Some people become so nervous when it comes to writing or saying things about feelings, that they just get stuck at one point. Fortunately, online poem writing services are out there to help. With one message sounding approximately like this: ‘Write a poem for me, please’, you will get quality help and make a good impression on your one and only.

  • Tip 8. Be brief. This is not a literature class. Here the depth matters more. You do not need to write sonnets or books about this person. Four to eight lines of sincere writing will perfectly do!

  • Tip 9. Avoid cliches. Nobody is pleased when their boyfriend speaks in set phrases as if they’ve taken them from the ‘love coursebook’. Be inventive, use your own words.

  • Tips 10. Use images. Any information is best perceived through pictures or vivid scenes. If it suits the situation, why not?

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