"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." ― William Wordsworth

Some consider love poems dead on arrival and therefore do not give them much consideration. I say written expressions of love for one's mate light up the heart, keeping alive the memories from when they first fell in love.

Undeniably, couples face many challenges in these modern times, but what a marvelous achievement it is when they meet and overcome those challenges while remaining firm in their love for each other.

But when a relationship ends or a loved one passes away, sadness and heartache are also felt. There's no denying that these events are painful. I touch on this real aspect of life in several of my poems.

I wrote many of the poems on this page specifically for my wife. The remaining pieces, however, are not autobiographical. I composed them when an intriguing image captured my attention or after reading an interesting article. I also wrote some in response to a prompt that served as a challenge on a poetry website.

To read a poem, click on its thumbnail image.

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