Love & Oranges in 2013

Is it possible to write an original love poem today?  One that is not sentimental, but still portrays real feelings without falling into overused metaphors and clichés? These are questions I pose to my students when I teach creative writing.  I’m not sure of the answers  — but I know that there are many love poems out there for us all to enjoy.  Here is one of my favorites: Oranges by Gary Soto.   (The link is from The Favorite Poetry Project at Penn State — it’s a great blog!)


  1. Maureen Said:

    Wonderful Soto poem!

  2. kweyant Said:

    Yep! It’s a favorite!

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