Poetry, especially romantic poems, help us to pause, ponder and peer more closely into our experiences. For example, how can you really appreciate a flower growing only a few inches from the ground unless you get on all fours and really have a look? Once you do, you’re astounded at the complexity of such a delicate wispy thing. Poetry takes a similar look at our lives, loves, losses and fears. It gets down on all fours, and using all the senses of the mind and heart peers inside to find our secret places. Poetry gets very personal with our private souls. It says it like it is.
If you’ve received roses from someone recently, copy and send this romantic poem by John Keats as a “thank you”.
Nature’s offerings far excel the beauty of man’s cultivated. Nature’s delicate, simple and wild products are part of God’s untampered creation. Keats exclaims that highly valued is a rose given by a friend. A gift, [...]
Oscar Wilde was really known more for his plays than his romantic poems. Titles like Lady Windemere’s Fan, The Importance of Being Earnest, and his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, conjure up memories of Oscar Wilde’s incredibly engaging writing. [...]
Although Shelley was a poet from the romantic period, that’s not to say that his poetry is all about romance. Rather, romantics wrote about nature, life, pain, depression, baring their emotions—not a trendy thing to do. [...]
The Song of Songs is about emotional, sensual and sexual love. It’s an amazing picture of God’s love for his people and their responsive love for God. The picture of love painted is startlingly erotic. When reading the Song of Songs in the Bible, you’re tempted to check the cover to be sure it is indeed the Bible you’re reading. It’s the most romantic poem ever written. [...]
Romantic poems can look at one thing in our world and help us to understand another. They cast our untouchable desires and dreams in a metaphoric way so we can touch, feel and examine them. [...]