Writer’s Almanac Love Poems:
To My Fourth Grade Love (Margaret Chilton)
Cezanne and the Love of Color (Stephen Dobyns)
Here’s their prompt from Quickmuse:
By William Carlos Williams
There were the roses, in the rain.
Don't cut them, I pleaded.
They won't last, she said.
But they're so beautiful
where they are.
Agh, we were all beautiful once, she said,
and cut them and gave them to me
in my hand.
Mary Jo Salter’s poem on the same prompt
It might be better to call this, A Big Bag of Tools:
From the Poetry Foundation:
How to Write Love Poems with Adrian Blevins, Rebecca Hoogs, Cyrus Cassells and Craig Arnold.
And Love Poems of all stripe.
Simon Armitage, “You’re Beautiful