William Butler Yeats said, “In wise love each divines the high secret self of the other and refusing to believe in the mere daily self creates a mirror…” Writing a poem to your beloved shows him or her that you have divined their “high secret self” and that you appreciate them for who they are and what they contribute to your life. Read on to learn how to write a poem to your beloved.
Think about your beloveds essential qualities. What are those qualities that made you fall in love with him or her? Write a poem that describes what you love most about your beloved. Be very detailed and specific.
Make a list of all the things your beloved brings into your life. Make a list poem that expands on each of the things that you wrote in your list. Use specific details and strive for honesty regarding your feelings.
Develop a metaphor of your loved ones best qualities. An oak tree might reflect the quality of strength and a sense of majesty. The ocean might reflect the quality of endless depth and endurance. Add specific details that describe the metaphor.
Play with rhyme and rhythm. Move words around to change the flow of the poem. Use a thesaurus to try different words that convey the same meaning.
Edit and rewrite several times. You want this type of poem to be perfect.
Share your poem with your beloved. Make a candlelight dinner and read your poem to him or her after dinner.