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Do Girls/Women like poetry?

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posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:19 PM
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In this day and age I'm not so sure how well it would go over. Lots of stuff that used to be considered romantic is now dismissed as odd, creepy, or "awkward." Most traditional romantic gestures are dying, replaced by "game" and chit-chat to see if you're "compatible." So I ask the ladies here, what would you think about a guy handing you a poem?

Not to boast, but I can write a mean sonnet if I'm so inclined. I was just reading some John Donne poems and got hit with some serious bouts of inspiration. Then I thought about actually giving what I wrote to a girl I know. I know her in the sort of "know her" sense, I.e. not actually that well.

So, is poetry, even if composed with a skilled hand and expressing indisputable sublimity, a surefire way to get put on the weirdo list?




posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:24 PM
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a reply to: Talorc

A poem is a good thing, if written well and you say you write well.

I would avoid themes like 'I would die without you' or 'the world has no meaning if I can't have you'. If not over the top, it is a fantastic thing to give.

Avoid also, themes of jealousy, like 'I would kill another man who touched you'.
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posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:32 PM
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a reply to: Talorc

Ah, friend. Nope they don't. A women would rather have a new purse then a poem. This is just my experience.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:35 PM
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originally posted by: Quantum12
a reply to: Talorc

Ah, friend. Nope they don't. A women would rather have a new purse then a poem. This is just my experience.


you are meeting the wrong women.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: reldra

I know, LA women want material things not poems lol.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:41 PM
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a reply to: reldra

How about a poem of love?

Oh my lover my life was sad without you
Your my dreams and my mountain
My world is now so colorful with you
Before you I did not know what to do
My moments with you are true
Living life in this time with you are threw lol



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:41 PM
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originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: Talorc

A poem is a good thing, if written well and you say you write well.

I would avoid themes like 'I would die without you' or 'the world has no meaning if I can't have you'. If not over the top, it is a fantastic thing to give.

Avoid also, themes of jealousy, like 'I would kill another man who touched you'.


Definitely lol. The classic "I need you and must have you" conceit is probably the worst possible thing. Not even Shakespeare could have pulled it off.




originally posted by: Quantum12
a reply to: Talorc

Ah, friend. Nope they don't. A women would rather have a new purse then a poem. This is just my experience.


That's what I'd be afraid of. Still though, I think I'm just gonna go for it anyway. Not like I really have anything to lose here. If she wants a purse instead I'll know I ain't hooking the right fish.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:44 PM
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I'd say it depends on the girl. I'd find it romantic. One of the sweetest things my husband ever did for me was take out a personal ad in the college paper and make sure my favorite coffee shop had my favorite kind of cake on my birthday.

No, it was no poem, but it was writing and completely unexpected. A poem is the same way.

But you have to have a girl who appreciates that kind of gesture, and even if she doesn't, she has to appreciate the effort it took and the thought involved which is the other way such a thing is so special.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: Talorc

LOL, the girl I was with wanted to shop and drop. Drop money. I wrote her a poem of love and I got the drop.

Yes the kind hearted women loves a good ol poem.

I can help you write it lol.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: Talorc

I wouldn't suggest poetry, per say, but poetics. A poetic and rhythmic manner of speaking has great benefit in verbal intercourse. I think poems are for further down the road.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:54 PM
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I have read poetry since I was a girl, always in solitude, its rhythm is like a meditation of sorts for me.

I've not really ever had anyone read it to me, it's not something I want to share and I've never thought of it as romantic, but I can see why people would.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:57 PM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz

So you would rather have a new purse. No poem is needed to make you happy! Lol



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:58 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: Talorc

I wouldn't suggest poetry, per say, but poetics. A poetic and rhythmic manner of speaking has great benefit in verbal intercourse. I think poems are for further down the road.


That's true, handing someone a sheet of heroic couplets is a bit ridiculous, now that I think about it. Subtlety is always preferable.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 11:01 PM
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a reply to: Quantum12

I'd rather buy it myself, I'd never trust a mans fashion sense


Make me laugh.....that's all my husband had to do



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 11:02 PM
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I haven't met a woman who doesn't appreciate poetry. But writing a poem for or about them (to be shared with them), should not be done without permission from them, or without a huge comfort level between the two of you.

Just my experience. . .



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 11:04 PM
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Women lap poetry up.

They are, quite possibly, genetically hardwired to do so.

I am dead serious.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 11:09 PM
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a reply to: Talorc


handing someone a sheet of heroic couplets is a bit ridiculous

Try a rondeau instead.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 11:10 PM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz

I would write a reply but you would walk over and punch me in the eye.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 11:15 PM
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a reply to: Quantum12

What's with the purse fetish


Get outa LA and do some gardening.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 11:18 PM
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Good poetry is like mental foreplay! So oh god yes! Lol Even a song dedication does wonders! But like someone said, don't be creepy, lol



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