Does thought of writing a love letter or poem automatically reduce your vocabulary to a 5-year-old’s level? Well, believe it or not, that’s a great place to begin!
Kids speak straight from heart. They don’t worry about tripping over right words, they only know how to say what they want using most simple language. As adults, we let our thinking get in way of our emotions and worry about details before we have big picture.
Dream up a love letter You don't need a sample love letter or a free printable love letter. You're going to dream up your own romantic love letters.
An indispensible tool for writing is a thesaurus. You'll find many free ones online; they're a wonderful aid to finding exactly right word. Have paper and pen ready to jot notes, but forget about words and writing for now.
Sit in a comfortable chair or lie down, let your shoulders drop and take a few deep breaths, at least 5 or 6. Inhale deeply, feel air going to bottom of your belly, then slowly exhale as you pull in your abdomen.
Close your eyes and begin visualizing one you love and create a movie of you slowly running your eyes over every inch of their body. What do you especially appreciate? View their eyes looking back at you, run your fingers through their hair, caress their cheek and softly brush your lips against theirs. See smile of joy, tilt of their head towards you, their arms around you. Feel their heart beat against yours and take in warmth of their skin. Watch as they run towards you, eager to rush into your arms. How do you feel?
Let your movie continue running. Pull out memories of when you had a lot of fun and laughter, your most passionate times together or when you were sad and your love silently held you close. Which of them brings up most emotion in you? What do you see, hear, taste, touch and feel? What are they wearing . . . or not wearing?
Linger a bit longer; let feelings run throughout your entire body. Are you getting little tingles running up and down your spine?
First love letter steps The most emotional memories are ones that will fuel your love letter or poem. You should be in a better mood for writing, relaxed and smiling. Take a few more deep breaths before you begin to write.
You don’t have to get up; this might put you into “thinking” mode. Begin jotting notes down. Slowly replay each movie and describe scenes with short, simple phrases, as a child would. Later on, you can link these shorter phrases into longer ones, but for now, you want to capture all sensations, physically and emotionally, that being with one you love means to you.