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What makes a poem iconic? So for those of you who were not present for our epic office argument, I have listed some of them here. But for now, happy reading and re-reading :. Without a doubt one of the most important poems of the 20th century. Alfred Prufrock. A continent standing in for losses larger than itself.

The truth is, there are lots of equally iconic Dickinson poems , so consider this a stand-in for them all. One of the defining works of the Harlem Renaissance, by its greatest poet. So iconic, it was a Google Doodle. I mean, have you seen Interstellar? Or Citizen Kane? Here are some things you can try! Teach a poetry class. Sing for your supper. Most poets intuitively understand the link between writing poems and writing song lyrics.

And songs about relationships are popular on top-forty commercial radio stations as well as underground broadcasts. Build on your love of poems. To make extra money, you might be able to pick up a part-time job that makes use of your passion for poems. Find work as a local poetry editor at an independent press.

Or start your own literary magazine! You might also consider working for a charity that supports the arts. Start your own business. Embrace your inner entrepreneur and your muse!

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Start a website offering to create custom poems for other people. Often, poets know how to express in words the things that others struggle to say. Love poems can be especially popular gifts! Write for greeting card companies. If your writing is accessible easy to understand and heartfelt, you might be able to send your love poems to greeting card companies for publication. Just keep in mind that experimental and highly literary poetry is rarely featured in greeting cards.

In fact, some publishing opportunities that seem harmless on the surface may actually be quite damaging in the long run. As a poet, you must not only know where to publish love poems — but also which poetry dangers to avoid! The submission guidelines of most literary magazines stipulate that editors will not consider poems that have been published elsewhere.

And for better or worse, most editors consider poems that have been published almost anywhere in print or online to be previously published. If you are planning to submit your individual love poems to literary magazines for publication, we strongly recommend against posting them on websites, social media pages, or even very large writing forums.



Some nationally advertised and widely known poetry contests are not actually considered highly reputable within the larger publishing industry. If you try an Internet search for opportunities to publish love poems, these aggressively advertised contests are often among the first to pop up. But you might want to avoid them.

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Winners are then invited to purchase copies of the anthology in which their poem will appear sometimes in a very tiny font on a cramped page with a lot of other poems. The more winners purchasing the anthology, the more money the contest organizers make. Your passion for love poetry may lead you to write intensely emotional confessional poems. Become a member. Sign in.

Romantic Love Poetry for Him and Her

Get started. Writing Poetry Writer Publishing Poet. We help authors reach their publishing goals with targeted submissions to literary agents and editors. I am on the way with you and therefore I love you. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace.

I love thee freely, as men strive for right; I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. Do you remember still the falling stars that like swift horses through the heavens raced and suddenly leaped across the hurdles of our wishes—do you recall? And we did make so many! For there were countless numbers of stars: each time we looked above we were astounded by the swiftness of their daring play, while in our hearts we felt safe and secure watching these brilliant bodies disintegrate, knowing somehow we had survived their fall.

Speak earth and bless me with what is richest make sky flow honey out of my hips rigis mountains spread over a valley carved out by the mouth of rain. And I knew when I entered her I was high wind in her forests hollow fingers whispering sound honey flowed from the split cup impaled on a lance of tongues on the tips of her breasts on her navel and my breath howling into her entrances through lungs of pain. Greedy as herring-gulls or a child I swing out over the earth over and over again.

I am ready to forsake this worldly life and surrender to the magnificence of your Being.

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I want to grow something. It seems impossible that desire can sometimes transform into devotion; but this has happened. I think I made you up inside my head. The stars go waltzing out in blue and red, And arbitrary blackness gallops in: I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane. I should have loved a thunderbird instead; At least when spring comes they roar back again.

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead. This was the first ever poem I posted on instagram. I captioned it "I am no longer allowing my poems to collect dust" and I was so, so terrified to post. I get tagged in reposts. People thank me for sharing my work. One step has led to another and I'm pursuing poetry full time!

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I say this to show y'all that success is always on the other side of fear. Make the first move, and keep going.