But sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and let a guy who lived 400 years ago do it for me, using only a few, well-chosen words.From long-distance relationships to one night stands, here are some love poems to help you get by. Cummings more than anyone on the earth and i like you better than everything in the sky -sunlight and singing welcome your coming although winter may be everywhere with such a silence and such a darkness noone can quite begin to guess (except my life)the true time of year- Complete Poem Your relationship isn’t new anymore: it’s evolved into a simple extension of who you are.The two winning entries from each month, March till August 2017, will make up the list of contributors to Issue 7. If your work is accepted, we'll ask for a hi-res image. And in literary magazines such as Structo, Accenti Magazine (Canada), Litro and online at East Of The Web.From this list, three overall winning entries will be chosen in August 2017. There is a small fee of (approx £3) per entry to help us cover admin and printing costs and to make sure we can keep offering cash prizes. His fiction has also been used on schools and college curriculum in USA, Canada, Switzerland, UK and China (Hong Kong).A hefty “sample” of their suggestions has since been published – although few people beyond Finlay have read all of them.The 49-year-old poet, who is the son of the Scottish sculptor Ian Hamilton Finlay, described the Smith Commission as “the biggest vox pop in the British isles” since the use of Mass Observation during the Second World War.She was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy and treated with the drug lamotrigine, which stopped her seizures.
“Ordinary people had written what they felt, dreamed and believed.
You’re single, and fairly happily so, but you can’t help but wonder what (or who’s) around the corner waiting for you. Complete Poem That first wave of love, that first moment of infatuation and adoration, is the best feeling in the world. This is the poem for ecstatic and lazy afternoons in bed, in those first six months of a relationship. My True Love Hath My Heart And I Have His, Sir Philip Sidney, 1580 My true love hath my heart and I have his, By just exchange one for another given; I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss, There never was a better bargain driven. You can be completely immersed in the throes of young love, but still blanche at the prospect of a lifetime with just one person, cause, well, forever is really scary. If you’re very very lucky, and find absolutely the right person, forever might start to not look so bad, as sweetly and perfectly expressed in Robert Browning’s Grow Old Along With Me, 1812. The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made: Our times are in His hand Who saith “A whole I planned, Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid! I no longer love her, that’s certain, but maybe I love her. Because through nights like this one I held her in my arms my soul is not satisfied that it has lost her.
You’ve been alone a loooong time, and aren’t even sure what to expect from love anymore. O Tell Me The Truth About Love, by WH Auden, 1939 Our history books refer to it In cryptic little notes, It’s quite a common topic on The Transatlantic boats; I’ve found the subject mentioned in Accounts of suicides, And even seen it scribbled on The backs of railway guides. LOVE, Billy Collins And because of all that, he seemed a little awkward in his happiness to see her … by Emily Dickinson, 1861 Futile – the Winds – To a Heart in port – Done with the Compass – Done with the Chart! ” couples need to actually be in each other’s presence! Though this be the last pain that she makes me suffer and these the last verses that I write for her.
I certainly don’t make it a part of my usual routine of alternating between the internet and whatever’s on TV, but occasionally I’ll come across a poem and be completely shocked at how relevant it is to my love life.
It’s like, the poets really know what they’re talking about, you know?