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Love Poetry

I rarely write love poetry,
I simply lack the aptitude,
I avoid tackling the emotional,
Writing about love seems
An invasion of privacy,
Especially that of my own.

The poetry books I own
All include some love poetry,
In which an obvious aptitude
Delicately conveys the emotional
So that the end-product seems
To respect and revere privacy.

Most of us value our privacy,
That thing most peculiarly our own,
Some may start writing poetry
Uncertain of our aptitude,
But keen to let the emotional
Be exactly what it seems.

To me, some poetry seems
Too nakedly devoid of privacy,
A frankness I could not own
Even within the type of poetry,
No matter what my aptitude,
That is meant to be emotional.

A great deal of poetry is emotional,
Whether or not about love, it seems
To beak down the walls of privacy,
Because we have no right to own
Any aspect of poetry,
Regardless of our aptitude.

Whatever poetic aptitude
I possess is not for the emotional,
Far too structured, it seems,
Too cramped by squeamish privacy - 
It needs a freedom I do not own
To write free-flowing Neptunian poetry.

One's own emotional privacy
Seems to stifle the aptitude
For writing love poetry.

Strand 690
B. Strand

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020

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Date: 2/23/2020 8:34:00 PM
great write...i have written sestinas and they are not easy to write, so this to me is impressive Beth... hugs
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Beth Evans
Date: 2/24/2020 6:34:00 PM
Thanks, Sandra - at least I've finally worked out how to write them!
Date: 2/22/2020 4:42:00 AM
I hear you...It's something like how someone dresses...Some almost totally covered, others in between to naked...A way of life I guess...Nice one
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Beth Evans
Date: 2/22/2020 6:58:00 PM
Thanks for the comment, Arturo.