Where do love poems end and romantic poems begin? In the case of Paul Curtis's collection of poetry, the love poems focus on the physical aspects of love, whereas the romantic poems revolve around the cerebral and emotional aspects of relationships - the ideal of love.
Is any relationship purely platonic? The couple in this narrative rhyming poem find that their perspective on life and their feelings for each other change when they holiday together abroad.
A May to September poem, in which a much younger woman rekindles the embers of romance in her older man.
A poem with an ethereal quality, in which fantasy and reality merge as the protagonist passes through the portals into the world of morpheus.
A country walk hand in hand is the recipe for complete contentment.
Love is a many spendoured thing, without which human existence is nothing.
A poem which likens love to a virus for which there is no cure.
A beautifully poetic evocation of the emotional state attached to being in love, and the fears associated with not being.
A refreshingly honest poem in which a man examines both his shortcomings - real and perceived - and the things that he has to offer a relationship. No sniggering from the women at the back!
A poem written from a female perspective, in which the protagonist explains what she wants, and doesn't want, from a relationship.
It was tempting to include Love At A Stroke with the first love poem, since it includes the classical set piece of a beautiful woman glimpsed across a crowded room. The poem, however, focuses on the narrator's attempts to analyse his feelings for this rare beauty. Is he experiencing infatuation, lust or love at first sight?
A mildly erotic verse which recounts a young man's meeting with a beautiful and captivating Spanish girl in a cafe.
Two apparent strangers bump into one another, which ignites in them a spark of recognition. Jamais vu?
An inspirational poem about the transformational quality of love.
A cleverly constructed and quite enchanting alphabet love poem, which would be perfect for Valentine ’s Day proclamation, except that it really has to be seen on the page (or screen).
Can you see love in another’s eyes? This poem focuses on the eyes, and what they can tell you about someone’s romantic intentions.
A poem of clandestine meetings and true love across the divide.