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Old 11-08-2017, 03:34 AM
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So my girlfriend is pregnant and I've decided to send her a love poem (not my own though I might hash out a couple) at least every week until the birth. I thought about every morning but I figure less is more (when there's always biscuits in the tin... where's the fun in biscuits?).

This is a thread for your favourite love poems which I can then steal to look super romantic...

This morning's is below, a poem by Neruda which really hit me in the gut.

Your Laughter

Take bread away from me, if you wish,
take air away, but
do not take from me your laughter.

Do not take away the rose,
the lance flower that you pluck,
the water that suddenly
bursts forth in joy,
the sudden wave
of silver born in you.

My struggle is harsh and I come back
with eyes tired
at times from having seen
the unchanging earth,
but when your laughter enters
it rises to the sky seeking me
and it opens for me all
the doors of life.

My love, in the darkest
hour your laughter
opens, and if suddenly
you see my blood staining
the stones of the street,
laugh, because your laughter
will be for my hands
like a fresh sword.

Next to the sea in the autumn,
your laughter must raise
its foamy cascade,
and in the spring, love,
I want your laughter like
the flower I was waiting for,
the blue flower, the rose
of my echoing country.

Laugh at the night,
at the day, at the moon,
laugh at the twisted
streets of the island,
laugh at this clumsy
boy who loves you,
but when I open
my eyes and close them,
when my steps go,
when my steps return,
deny me bread, air,
light, spring,
but never your laughter
for I would die.

Pablo Neruda

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Good for you. That one's pretty heavy, but I dig it.

I've written love poems for my wife specifically and several that were inspired by her. This is one is pretty much both:

A Summer Valentine

I see you, top untied,
and lying luscious
on a cartoon towel;
sweat and sunscreen, glistening,
rising silver beads on sun-browned skin.

You lift your shades
and smile, arching, sphinx-like
from a chaise, while glances
skip across the rippling surface
like smooth stones.

I curl my toes around the edge,
and contemplate
the shimmering web
of light below,
as children shout and whistles blow—

Marco
Polo
Marco
Polo...

Let’s slip into the silent blue
and spiral, intertwined,
like dolphins, dancing
somersaulting,
in some suburban sea.

Dive in with me, my poolside queen,
my chlorine dream—

Marco
Polo
Marco
Polo...

and never swim away.
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