The Art of True Love
The Art of Love is not to be confused with the Act of Making Love.
The latter can sometimes be merely physical (especially for men)
the former is Spiritual and involves the Heart the Mind and the Spirit.
To write about the Art of Love within
The compass of a poem short as this
We must define the boundaries of the theme
To rein it in within the 'Realms of Bliss'
The Art of Love is not the Act of Love
But attitude before the act takes place
The way in which relationships proceed
Sustained by love and joy and peace and grace.
The act of love is physical - especially
With certain breeds of unromantic men
The Art of Love is understood by ladies
Who appreciate its usage now and then!
The perfect Art of Love is gentle courtship
The pleasuring of the object of your love
The Art of Love is caring and carressing
The little things which loves assurance prove.
The Art of Love needs always to be studied
The ins and outs the wherefores and the whys
The act of love is natural - but needs to be subdued
Control of taste and touch - control of eyes.
The Art of Love has changed through generations
The Etiquette of Love - a dying art
The days of 'fans' and 'bilette doux' have passed
Today emails and texting play their part.
To learn the Art of Love is so essential
To oil the wheels of love as 'Boy meets Girl'
The Art of Love makes courtship much more gracious
Ameliorates the frantic Social Whirl.
The Art of Love asks all men to be Gentlemen
To show due deference to their Lady's charms
To coo and woo and buy them pretty presents
NOT like a Cave Man - grab them in their arms.
The Art of Love belongs to a byegone age when
Men were Men and Ladies were demure
Not drinking pints lager from the bottle
But gently sipping on a sweet liqueur!
The Art of Love is from a bygone age when
The Men would dress and preen before a date
And NOT wear tatty jeans - covered in baked beans
And never never ever turn up late!
The Art of Love is gentle the AOL is pure
The Art of Love to be preserved - deserves
It treats Ladies with respect and gives the Men
A chance to show their chivalry and reserve.
So if my fellow Men would wish sucess in love
To win the heart of whom is their desire
They must learn about their role - in the Art of Love
And ways of subjugating passion's fire.
And Ladies of PH who long for manly men
To woo them courteously with words and flowers
Remember you must be discrete and feminine
Turn up on time - don't make him wait for hours.
If only men would show the basic Art of Love
They manage to acquire for their Prom
The Girls would be delighted - The Boys would
All be Knighted with love exploding - like a BOMB
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