What Makes A Great Short Love Poem?
I asked myself this question the other day. What makes for a great short love poem? I had my own opinion on the matter that sounded pretty good to me. But I didn’t want just my opinion. I wanted evidence. I wanted support. I wanted to see what other experts said on the matter.
So I did a little research on the matter. I read over articles and other experts’ opinions on the same subject when they were asked the same question. Even though there were many different answers and many different opinions, there was a common thread amongst all the answers. And the people who answered these questions were other well-known and seasoned writers, authors, editors and poets.
The common thread is that a great short love poem is touching, memorable, emotionally moving. There is something about it that makes you want to share it with others. It stays with you. And for something to stay with you, the poem has to prick your emotions. Out of all the memories you have, the ones you remember the most are the memories with the most emotion. Emotions are memorable. Great poems are memorable because they move you emotionally.
Many of the answers said that a short love poem is only great in the eye of the beholder or the reader. There were also a few respondents who said that the combination of words and the excellence of how it was written was important. But the words or how well the poem was crafted was always secondary to the emotion it left with you. And the way you could tell how well the words were crafted were by the way it moved you and touched you.
Some authors also stated that a great poem is a poem that is written about a specific emotion and one which evokes the emotion out of the page and into your heart.
All of this brings me back to my own personal opinion that the best poetry is that which pricks or moves the reader emotionally in some way, a poem that you remember and stays with you forever.
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