While love poetry does come from the heart, there are still some mechanics you need to learn if you want to create the best love poetry. It’s not just about winning contests or getting a good grade. It’s about creating this poem in a way that can most accurately and fluidly be read and understood. Mechanics are not about stifling your creativity but instead a way of helping you write with a proper structure that helps your poem flow properly. Just like a musician may be born with natural talent, they still have to practice and play certain notes until they get them down properly. This is why the poet learns the mechanics.
The thing you need to understand about the poem is that it is not just a bunch of words scribbled down on paper. While it may sometimes seem this way to the untrained eye, there is actually a lot of work and structure that goes into an excellent poem. There are different parts to the poem. There is a structure. Every single word has a meaning and a purpose. All of these things come together to form a magnificent work of art when you have a completed poem. There are several things that a great poem will have. We have discussed this all below.
Most poetry has a rhythm. It doesn’t all have to rhyme but there should be some type of rhythm or flow to the words. This rhythm is achieved by emphasizing or deemphasizing certain syllables in the words used in the lines of the love poem. Early forms of poetry were not written on paper but were actually read out loud and this is why the rhythm is so important.
This is also why when you are reading or writing poetry today, you should say it out loud even if it is just to yourself. This gives you an idea of the rhythm and what it sounds like to other people and this is important to writing successful poems. This is the same reason why you see many poetry “readings” being held at coffee shops, book stores and more. People should be encouraged to read their poetry out loud the way it was originally intended.