Date the man who respects poetry, 

Date the man who knows life is full of obstacles, and poetry is the creative reply to those obstacles,

Date the man who acknowledges Universe is a poem written by Space and Time,

Date the man who agrees with Mr. John Keating in Dead Poets Society when he says, “We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race, and the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering- these are noble pursuits, and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love-these are what we stay alive for.”

Date the man who does not present other’s poetries as his own on the social networking sites to score chicks,

Date the man who creates songs from the poems hidden in his diary,

Date the man who knows Yehuda Amichai is not a Lebanese chicken recipe, 

Date the man who doesn’t stick only to Byron, Keats, Shelley, Blake, and Wordsworth.

Date the man who knows how to be a raging fire like Allen Ginsberg of Beat Generation and mellowed ice like Rabindranath Tagore of Bengal Renaissance,

Date the man who will be Neruda by your bedside when you are down with flu,

Date the man who doesn’t consider Sylvia Plath as an inferior poet,

Date the man who thinks Maya Angelou is magical.

Date the man who doesn’t laugh at your fondness for Lang Leav,

Date the man who is strong in his conviction that he needn’t be Rumi to appreciate woman,

Date the man who believes what Kahlil Gibran has to say about lovers,

Date the man who places the pillow on your head and reads poetry along with you.

Date the man who has newly acquired taste for black, asian, lgbt and ethnic minority poetry,

Date the man who appreciates slam poetry, the supersonic train of words,

Date the man who loves poetry, even better if you date the man who writes poetry,

*Date the man who shares this poem with you. 


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