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      Exclamation Need Help Collecting Poems

      Okay...I've been reading "PS I Love You" by Cecelia Ahern, and I thought of something REALLY romantic. What if I could collect 365 love poems - one for every day - and leave them in my gf's inbox starting next year.

      I'm still struggling a bit with the gf partbut the idea is there. So, I want ALL of you to help me collect love poems, if you have a collection I could download (legally, like copyright expired of course) it would be great.

      Nothing too name specific, but something that says: "Love you" or "Miss you" or whatever.

      PLEASE GUYS!
      This might help me fall madly in love with her...and her with me, so PLEASE.

      And it is now official: I have been watching too many romantic comedies

      EsC

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      Write some yourself?

      Forget about rhyming and poetic structure, and just write from your heart, no?
      You merely have to change your point of view slightly, and then that glass will sparkle when it reflects the light.

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      Please don't do that... It's weird and creepy... I wouldn't like my gf to send me 'love you' or 'miss you' notes (even if they were poems) everyday when I'm away. Besides it being a bit creepy, I can imagine it'll also irritate very soon, I fear... I can imagine her sitting behind the computer thinking "Oh, for goodness sakes, not another one!" (But that's just my opinion... You should always do whatever feels right).

      Now, some general tips and advice. In stead of sending poetry all the time, try talking more poetically in everyday conversation. Try to talk with emotion and feeling. Invoke images. It's always more fun when you can imagine something. When you can see it unfolding before you, like a movie.
      Example: in stead of saying "I went to greece last holiday", say "Say, I went to greece last holiday, and at one point we went to this cute tiny little island called Zakynthos. And it was amazing. It's a very lush and green island, filled with ancient olive trees, and yet very quiet. I found it very calming just sitting in the soft sand beneath a tree, in the shadow, just listening to the silence, feeling the wind going through my hair. You can almost feel the history of the place. Oh, and the seas, I've never seen such blue waters. They're the epitome of 'azure'. It was so clear. I loved it when the sun was setting and we walked across the beach, the waves gently crashing on the sand." (etcetera)

      It'll both be genuine (i.e. in line with your personality, not something you ripped off of the internets) and not weird.
      So: next time you tell her that 'she smells nice'. Tell her that "Hmm... you smell like France/Italy. Very romantic and... slightly sexy... You're planning something aren't you?"


      With that said, it would still be a nice idea to memorize some poems for 'sudden/improv' use... We and my friends had to memorize the opening scene of Macbeth for our english class once, and you won't believe how much fun we've had with it ever since. Any situation in which you can imitate a person by overstating their personality as a witch, then burst out (with the witches-voice!) "When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning or in rain?"

      It's great fun. And the same is true for poems. Whenever I can find a romantic&flirty&comic situation, I'll just blurt out, in a highly exaggerated poet-persona, of course, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate..." It always gets a laugh, and it's great fun on top of it!

      Some roman poets were great too. You should find some by Catullus (in latin or in english, doesn't really matter). He made really sny, yet very funny little poems (two lines or more). They're great.

      Oh! And get some metaphysical poetry too. The ones that refer to sex, and secuction through metaphors... It's great!

      And practise making up small 'poems' right on the spot. The best and most funny ones are the ones that rhyme, but don't mean anything and are essentially nonsense.

      AND get some famous ones with a twist... 'roses are red, violets are blue... someone like you, belongs to the zoo' or (I love this one) "Roses are blue, violets are red, Im crap with colours, but wicked in bed."

      Oh I'm so full of ideas today... Get some famous movie-lines and song texts memorized too. Me and my sister (and some more folk) went to les miserables once, and whenever an opportunity arises now, we can suddenly break into song and have fun with that specific situation.
      But do know that it's only fun when you do it in character. When you are debating with somebody, and you throw in a line, to make a joke, of course, belonging to George Bush, a televangelist, a whatever, make sure you really emulate the character. Else it'll just be stupid.
      Or imagine you are with someone sad, and you're trying to get them up, or console them, suddenly just completely change your voice tone, your mannerisms and vocabulary, burst out with a line from Gandalf or something, and go on with it for a while. You'll get a laugh definately.

      Oh, I'm loving this stuff...

      But I'll stop now.

      Bye!

      -CD

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      To be honest if someone started 'talking more poetically' it would do my head in more than receiving 365 poems.

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      I'm pretty sure there are some good sites around. If not, buy a book lol.

      I have some awesome ones (I swear) of my own authorship xD if you want any just say.
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      It's only weird and creepy if you don't know this girl at all. Seeing as Cryo has never met or seen or smelled or tasted this girl his response is stunted. The act is all up to you, my friend... whether you deem it weird is up to you and your knowledge of this girl you like.

      I can write some love poetry if you'd like. I'm kinda going through that phase right now (not love itself, but...)


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      Talking

      Well, why I thought this would be nice is mainly because she is a writer herself. She isn't my gf yet, but she does show an interest in me (oh dear god I hope so...)

      Anyway, thanks for the advice. And yeah, there is a book called 365 love poems, but good luck finding it

      Thanks,
      EsC [still welcomes input from people. batteries not incl.]

      "In Every Nightmare There Is An EsC"

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      I can't give love advice

      I will tell you, though, that 365 poems is not what you need. It's a nice thought, but you gotta look at it practically. Things won't magically work out by writing some poetry. If you want this girl to like you, then stop trying to be sneaky about it.

      You basically want to wait a whole year for the girl you like to come back, and you want her to know there's someone back home that cares. I get the feeling, it's an act of holding onto something and you think, because she likes writing, it'll be beneficial to her, too. My advice is, make the most of her while you have her. One day with an earnestly romantic guy is worth 922 love poems, sometimes more depending on the one day.

      My point is, you've got good intentions, and that's good. You're filling it with tactics, but you don't need tactics because you're not a slummy guy trying to use her. So, why use tactics? The obvious answer, for me anyway, is fear. Stop trying to be nice and sweet, and accept that you want something very, very selfish from her.

      You can play with her however you want, but don't lie to yourself and act like your some sweetie full of infinite love or something, because she'll see you like that and take you for granted. If she's gone, let her go, she'll be finding other guys irregardless of what you do. You can remind her that you exist, but if you become needy she'll probably lose interest.

      But, as stated previously, only you know this girl, and only you know what she'll respond to. I only have my own personal experiences to draw from.

      Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.


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      you cold go to peomhunter.com that's where alot of people put there stuff. even i have posted a couple on there.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ElmStreetCrusader View Post
      PLEASE GUYS!
      This might help me fall madly in love with her...
      If you have to force mad love then you won't get mad love.

      Play Sonic on the internet instead. Go on.

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