On Love Poems – Political Strategy #6

Posted on May 25, 2011

8


One must never write love poems that contain the phrase You take my heart.

You take my heart could be effective romantic language, however it is currently listed in the Manual of Clichés.

If we could get the poets to agree to a moratorium, which poets are not particularly fond of, our grandchildren may one day be able to find pleasure in such a saying, uttering it with euphoric, though often foolish, gestures of love.

For now one must never write love poems that contain the phrase You take my heart.  This is especially true if you have written the poem in a rough form of French. Vouz prenez mon coeur.  One cannot afford to leave scorned lovers lying in the weeds, waiting with poem in hand, ready to evidence how fickle your heart has been.

Advertisements