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Unique Love Poems

April 13, 2009

Make a list of words that you expect to find in a love poem, then set it aside. Now make another list—this time, of traditionally unromantic words. When you're ready to start your poem, think of what it might take for each of those unromantic words and images to suddenly seem romantic. Write a poem that describes (or imagines) a moment that shouldn't have been romantic but was—but without using words from your first list. More >

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