“Love Poems You Wish You Had Written”

02/13/2013

rose petal heartThis post title was introduced to me by a blogger I tremendously enjoy following: The Dad Poet. He is a talented poet as well as a poetry aficionado. If you enjoy poetry even a bit, I am certain you’ll enjoy visiting his blog. I have learned so much more about poetry from him! He also includes videos of himself doing readings as well as other poets doing recitals, both on his blog and on YouTube.

Thank you David for the inspiration for me to share this delightful poem today! My answer to the presented question of a love poem I wish I had written is easy: Arthur L. Gillom’s “I Want You”.

This rhyming poem with its strong visuals was rather effortless for me to memorize decades ago for a wedding I’d been invited to recite at. The presentation of this poem went wonderfully, and it was a special way to lead into the reception that followed the ceremony. It is a piece of poetry I deeply cherish and I hope you enjoy. Please note that I was single when I memorized this. I allowed the powerful love these words portray to permeate my being and raise my spirits, helping me know my true mate would arrive in the right time. And it came true! If you are single and wish not to be, never give up. If you have found your love, always cherish and value your relationship. We have the power to help create our own destiny. May yours be beautiful and loving.

Arthur L. Gillom I WANT YOU

Additional Reading:

https://dadpoet.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/love-poems-you-wish-you-had-written-4-with-walt-whitman/

https://nowrigglingoutofwriting.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/love-poems-you-wish-you-had-written-2-elizabeth-barrett-browning/

https://professionsforpeace.com/2012/06/18/on-memorizing-poetry/

23 responses to “Love Poems You Wish You Had Written”

  1. 

    David is an inspiration to us all! I have really enjoyed looking through my anthologies in the past couple of weeks. I think love poetry is a very individual thing – some of the most lovely love poems are by poets I don’t know well – but tomorrow I am posting one by my forever poet. You may be able to guess from my user name!

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      Another Keats fan! I will come over to your blog tomorrow to see which one you’ll be sharing 🙂 This inspires me to share about my favorite poet: Bliss Carman, a relatively unknown Canadian poet and I’ve been wanting to share about him. Maybe it’s about time! I do enjoy learning about new (to me) poets and new works I’ve not found before. Thanks kindly for your visit and wonderful comment! Cheers, Gina

  2. 

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem, Gina. It is wonderful.
    Russ

  3. 

    Hallo,
    This is for you, for being kind to others and me : )
    Pick it up here if you want to http://summer4soul.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/valentines-day-this-is-for-you-because-you-are-love/

    Sweet greetings, Summer

  4. 

    Gina, thank you for sharing this beautiful poem I am quite taken and inspired by it…. 🙂 As I am by beautiful you! Thank you!

  5. 

    What a beautiful verse composition!

    I have always wondered what is in a poem that makes it special? Is it the imagery it creates which at that moment resonates with our state of mind? Is it the sing-a-long quality it has? Is it it’s familiarity fo our having read it many times?

    Shakti

    • 

      Yes this is an incredible composition, isn’t it? I too have wondered what it is that makes a poem ‘speak to’ us, or not. It is something deeply personal, possibly something that cannot be explained… although your wise questions help us ponder possible answers.
      Thank you, as always, for your wonderful comment. Blessings, Gina

  6. 

    What a wonderful poem… loved it…

  7. 
    strokedtolife 02/13/2013 at 10:14 pm

    Oh my goodness- that poem is MOVING! Thank you for sharing something that is sure to touch all of our souls.

  8. 

    oooohhhhh so beautiful! It was on my heart to share a poem i wrote for a dear couple who was getting married many years ago. Yes– saying yes and wanting it all — the good, the bad, the not so great, the joyful moments, the grieving moments. I’ll have to share soon! What an inspiration! So so beautiful! AND it’s awesome to see a DAD writing! Go David! Love, Lisa
    http://www.barefootbarn.com

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      wait, i just misread this…yes, gillom wrote this! (I’m a bit slow these days recovering from the brain injury). David is a hoot…I checked out his blog. Real and authentic. I’m so glad you shared his blog here! Love to you, Gina. Happy Valentine’s day! Love, Lisa

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        Hey no worries! Look at me… working carefully through my comments from the oldest to the newest without reading ahead 😉 So I thought you’d meant that he’s a poet on his site, ha! Yes this poem is VERY old although I’m having trouble finding out more about the poet. One (weak) reference had it as coming out of the 1920’s but I’m not sure. Love to you always, dear one, and I cherish our friendship. Happy Valentines Day to you!! Love, Gina

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      Hello dear Lisa! I’m so glad you liked this one, and Yes! David is a wonderful Dad AND a Poet. How cool is that? I am really looking forward to your sharing of your love poem on your lovely blog 🙂 Thank you so much for your delightful and supportive comment. Love and Hugs, Gina

  9. 

    This was such a treat to read. I printed it off so I can reread it again and again. It begs to be read aloud in the bright morning sunshine and in the splash of a rainy afternoon. It speaks to my heart. Thank you for posting it, Gina. 🙂

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      Hello dearest Jan! I am delighted to see that you also enjoy it as much as I do. You are so right about how it begs to be read aloud, bathed in sunshine or drenched in sheets of rain (well protected under the porch hopefully 😉 ) Thank you for always brightening my day (or evening as the case may be). Love and Hugs, Gina