This page features links to selected Love Poems, and also introduces a new poetic form I (think I might have) invented. It is known (to me) as a "Hug poem."
The Hug poem is something like a Golden Shovel poem, with one key difference:
In the Golden Shovel poetic format, the last words of each line read downwards to form an expression.
In a Hug poem, the First words of each line also read downward to form another expression. So the two expressions "hug" the body of the poem, so to speak.
An example is shown below.
Follow the link just below to see a newly discovered Poem by the great American Poet Emily Dickinson, the King of Love Poems.
Other poems I wrote (Love Poems and otherwise) are linked below, and scattered throughout my two websites.
I hope you enjoy my Love Poems, because it's just you and me, Babe.
Emily! Where Are You?
(A Hug Poem)
By Judee Shipman
If you promise not to Tell
I have a secret for you all
Can you solve this Riddle verse before the
Stop arrives? To tell the honest Truth
One loses Youth regardless, but
Heart and Soul can always tell
From old and new — from sick and well. You see it
Breaking. Care? You can't. Therein lies the Slant.
Consider yourself challenged!
Try to compose your own Hug Poem.
These handy step-by-step instructions are easier said than executed, but not so difficult once you get the hang of it:
And that's all there is to writing Hug Poems.
More Poetry By This Poet And Others
AESOP'S RHYMES - A collection of Aesop's Fables reworked into original rhyming poetry
MORE AESOP'S RHYMES (poetry)