If I love,
make it a quiet thing,
a quiet and glittering thing
that will not give way
against the loudness of life,
and will make harmony
with the dust
beneath our feet.

Notes on “If I Love”

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in all my poetry writing thus far, it’s that sometimes a short poem can have as much or more impact as a long one. Writing short poetry is tough, because each word has to carry its weight, but writing a very good short poem is incredibly rewarding. (Check out two of my very short poems, “Mask” and “Dieting,” for some more short poetry of mine.) I hope that this poem has touched you. Let me know what you think in the comments, or talk to me about anything — and feel free to link any of your own short poetry.

If you’re interested in more info about my 14 Poems of Love February 2021 project, check out the intro!

Photos for this post were sourced from Unsplash, and designs were created on Canva.

Read the next poem of love — 14 Poems of Love No. 9 / Like the Birds in Early February

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