Love Poems With A New Look!
Introducing — The Hug Poem




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. 


ATTENTION READERS! 


LOOK HERE RIGHT NOW FOR AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL POEM BY EMILY DICKINSON 




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.






How To Give Love Poems A Hug




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: 


  1. Choose two common, well known, or poetic expressions of equal word length. 
  2. On the left, arrange one of the phrases vertically, word by word, so that it reads in a downward fashion. This will comprise the first words of each line from your Hug poem. 
  3. Over on the right, do the same with the other expression. 
  4. Fill in words between the two ends to make the poem. It doesn't have to rhyme, necessarily. 


And that's all there is to writing Hug Poems. 

Have Fun! 






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Related Links From The
Poetry-That-Doesn't Suck Collection 


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)  

Poetry About Emily Dickinson   


More Poetry by this Poet 

Still More Poems By This Poet 



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SHORT SWEET LOVE POEMS 

VALENTINE POEMS 

FRIENDSHIP POEMS 

FUNNY POEMS  

SPANISH POEM (with translation)




AQUARIUS POETRY  

ARIES POETRY 

CAPRICORN POETRY

GEMINI POETRY  

LIBRA POETRY 

PISCES POETRY 

VIRGO POETRY 



POETRY FROM EVERY STATE 








MASTERPIECE ALERT!

Look Here Right Now To See A Long Lost Portrait Of Emily Dickinson!