Love is like a Rainbow….

2 Feb

Welcome to the GSP Romance Promo. With Valentine’s Day approaching we just couldn’t resist sharing our books with you. :). This is special, as not only do we have exciting romantic reads to tempt you, but three of our authors have given their time to be interviewed and tell you why they write romance and will feature during the promo. First up is Dawn Colclasure.
Dawn, we are so happy to feature you on our first post for this promo. Over to you:

What inspired you to bring romance into your writing?
Romance is not a genre I typically write in, but when it comes to poetry, of course there is room for some romance! Poetry itself is, after all, romantic. So after I noticed I had a lot of love poems, I decided to put them all together into a book.

As this is book of poetry there are no characters. Are any of your poems inspired by people?
There are no characters, but some of the poems I wrote were inspired by people I knew and know in real life.

Language is always important in a story (or poem) to make it more real, so to speak. How do you work on the language of your poems?
Since my book is a poetry book, I will discuss language from a poetic perspective. I know that archaic language often appears in romance poetry (such as “how do I love thee?”), but I strive to keep the language modern. That is, unless the poem calls for it in some way (such as if it is fantasy or part of a story-poem in which a character speaks in such a way). I know some people don’t mind archaic words and obsolete expressions in a poem, but I really don’t like them

Another thing that is important to me is the title of a book. How and when do you come up with the title?
The title of my book, Love is Like a Rainbow: Poems of Love and Devotion, is based on a poem in the book. I usually title poetry collections with a title from one of the poems in the book. The subtitle is not a part of the poem’s title, of course, so I worded the subtitle to reflect what kind of book it was since the main title was so vague. (And I feel that love really IS like a rainbow! 🙂 )

Thank you so much Dawn. So readers, do you agree that “Love is like a Rainbow”? We would love to hear from you.
Love is…
…a reminder there is still hope in this world.
…a gentle whisper to guide you and give you strength in hard times.
…a neverending bond that transcends death.
…a promise of forever when two people become one.
…a brand new day after life’s most turbulent storm.
Love, romance and eternal devotion come to life and restrengthen a bond through the power of verse. With words written from the heart and speaking to the soul, Love is Like a Rainbow contains love poems to remind readers to ”  let love come in.”

I Loved

“Time passed you by,” said the judge.
“You let life pass. Without a grudge.
You let yourself be pushed and shoved.
What say you?” Said the soul, “I loved.

“I knew the warmth in my heart love gives.
You say I didn’t live. I lived! I lived!
I tasted the passion of love, its voice.
I let love move me, and by choice.

“I knew sorrow, I knew pain.
I let it hit me again and again.
I saw things in ways none other could.
I let love rule my life as it would.

“I opened my heart and gave my all.
This I’d do even after I’d fall.
I journeyed to the ends of the earth.
Knew the joys that came with birth.

“Faced each challenge with my heart so strong
Because love made it that way for so long.
Knew myself in ways I never would otherwise.
Saw true beauty in my beloved’s eyes.

“It was because of love I worked, helped and would create.
I would love first before I’d hate.
Love was there to make sure I’d give a helping hand.
Love taught me how to better understand.

“Love filled my heart more even after it burst full.
Because of love, my life was never dull.
No other feeling did as much for my life or make me feel so moved.
For this, I truly lived, because I loved.”

4 Responses to “Love is like a Rainbow….”

  1. Dawn Colclasure February 2, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    Thank you so much for interviewing me, Anne! I enjoy visiting your blog and reading about GSP’s fabulous authors. An early Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. Sheila Deeth February 5, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    Love the poem! And I love rainbows–they blend math, science, art, spirituality and more… kind of like love.

  3. sex contacten February 21, 2013 at 1:58 am #

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