From the simple:
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
I’ll never love someone the way I love you
To the sublime:
“What would it be like to swing on a star, or walk on a cloud? Would it be anything like what I feel whenever you are near?”
Love poems have been around for millennia. We can even surmise that the cave man offered his special someone a love poem, spoken though it undoubtedly was.
As soon as humans learned to put pen to paper, love poems have been written down for posterity. Of course, the earliest versions of “pen and paper” differ dramatically from what we use today.
The ancient Egyptians used reed brushes on papyrus to pen their hieroglyphic love poems. The ancient Chinese wrote on bamboo using sharpened pieces of bone to etch the characters that formed their poems of love.
It was in the 1700s that people began the modern tradition of sending Valentine’s Day cards, although these were all hand-written and handmade.
According to history.com, in the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures. These were quite expensive and only the rich could afford them.
The eventual mass printing of Valentine’s Day cards allowed everyone, regardless of class, to send love poems to their special Valentines whether the sender was a great poet or not.
Today an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year.
Many proponents of handwriting assert that a love poem is only truly meaningful when written by hand, wherein the person’s love can flow through with beauty and richness, regardless of how fancy or plain and simple his or her handwriting is.
When you sit down to write the lines that will tell your love of your earnest feelings this Valentine’s Day, use an ergonomic pen.
The UGLee Pen is scientifically designed to be a comfort pen. It’s the best pen for allowing your hand to remain relaxed, thus giving you a good chance of creating your love poem with good penmanship.
By the way, if inspiration fails, you can always fall back on the tried and true – from Miss Browning: