Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Meaningful Valentine- "Our Love Is" Poem

Ha ha! This is my husband Chad and me inside a hurricane simulator on our Florida vacation last year- it was a blast!

Do you remember my previous post on the "Where I'm From" poems? Well today I had a great brainstorm- why not use that kind of format and create a "Our Love Is" poem for your sweetheart for Valentine's Day?

The composition is simple- sit down and make a list of things that remind you of your partner. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Places- favorite restaurant, where he proposed, where you got married, your first kiss, your first date, your first home, etc. What was memorable about those places? Was it the food, the view, the people? Be specific!

2. Special words- favorite lines from movies, inside jokes, special ways you say "I love you", nicknames for one another, etc.

3. Favorite things- music/songs, foods, clothing, books, events, objects, cars, etc. Again, be specific- include detailed descriptions of size, shape, color, texture, taste, and sound- anything that will bring that memory to life for your sweetie.

4. Memories- Did something funny happen when you were together? Did something happen that cemented your love for and/or trust in one another? Did you ever witness something amazing together? Be descriptive!

Now take all of these places, words, things, and memories and start writing. You can entitle your poem, "Our Love." Then simply begin each line with the words, "Our love is..." and fill in the blank with the things you have come up with.

Here is an example to get you started:

Our love is peanut shells on the floor and talking so much we forgot to order our food. Our love is pulsing lights and music so loud we couldn't even hear ourselves think, but we could feel the comfort in each other's touch.

Our love is an awkward first kiss under a streetlight in the dorm parking lot next to a shiny black Lancer. Our love is saying, "I love you" in a basement room, a sudden nighttime marriage proposal in a Wal-Mart parking lot and then a real, get-down-on-your-knee-with-a-diamond-ring proposal in the crunchy November leaves on the wooded hill overlooking the river.

Okay, there you have it- the story of how I became engaged to my husband! But doesn't it sound poetic? I am excited to work more on this idea- it's something I know he will appreciate and it will be a legacy that our children will cherish.

For more beautiful thrifty Valentines ideas click here.

What kind of meaningful Valentine do you have in mind this year?

1 comment:

  1. Kasey, that is so great! Totally inspired! I can't wait to put some thoughts down on paper!


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