Credit image: National Poetry Month logo/Poets.org
Happy 26th day of poetry month! Don’t forget, tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Visit Poets.org, download the PDF of poems, and pick one to share tomorrow.
Today’s poem is something we’ve all gone through. Seeing the guy/girl you like with someone else. Or the guy/girl you’ve broken up with, quickly moving on to someone else.
In Memoriam 27, Alfred Lord Tennyson ends his poem with these four lines/final stanza:
I hold it true, whate’er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
Yeah, I believe he failed to fully mention in depth how lost love is equivocal to having your heart crushed to ash. Your body run over and dragged for miles. Literally, not just figuratively, breaking down. And without the physical scars to show for it. But oh, there are scars.
In today’s poem, Sierra DeMulder paints the picture of heartache we all must feel when it comes to lost love. I especially love this line from her poem:
You are a souvenir shop
The Unrequited Love Poem
I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s day! Of course, showing your love for your significant other, friend or family should be an everyday thing. Although there’s nothing wrong showing a little extra tender loving care on Valentine’s day. Commercialism of the day be damned.
And in honor of Valentine’s Day, today’s post, a follow up of a previous post, is a new series I’ll be featuring on my blog from now on. A series inspired by Prince Hamlet’s phrase “To be, or not to be.” Where as Hamlet is contemplating death and suicide. The series will contemplate specific story lines and tropes instead. And asking readers and writers their personal views about it.
In To Romance or Not to Romance?, I asked readers and writers about romantic story lines. For example, historical fiction and historical romance are two different type of novel genres. You can’t not have romance in a historical romance. But a romantic story line in a historical fiction, doesn’t make it a historical romance. The romance is not the core of the story but a narrative thread. A side or sub plot. Continue reading