John Knight

Rookie (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

The Art Of True Love - Poem by John Knight

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


Comments about The Art Of True Love by John Knight

  • Silver Star - 3,852 Points John Richter (12/29/2014 12:07:00 PM)

    Love and sex -or the feelings associated with sexual arousal- are not the same thing... (though often become confused as such) I am particularly happy to see that message being passed down - and so eloquently. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 406 Points Richard Blay (12/29/2014 10:54:00 AM)

    good work! this is the power of poetry; poetry is not limited (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (12/29/2014 8:08:00 AM)

    Elaborately composed the Art and the fun love the write thank you (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,936 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (12/29/2014 12:59:00 AM)

    The Art of Love is caring and carressing
    The little things which loves assurance prove.

    Poet Nilkunj has defined linewise its poetic beauty well. Here I simply tried to keep my mark as a reading-presence with a good poem. Quoted line above just to show my liking. Good post by PH. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,125 Points Elena Sandu (12/29/2013 7:37:00 PM)

    How very true:
    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.
    Thank you for share, Elena (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,408 Points * Sunprincess * (12/29/2013 9:00:00 AM)

    ............you said a mouthful with this masterpiece...love it..

    ~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.~ (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,122 Points Leslie Philibert (12/29/2013 5:02:00 AM)

    It is strange that all citical comments are beamed away..Is this the way to really work at poetry? (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,122 Points Leslie Philibert (12/29/2013 4:54:00 AM)

    For me very mannered and with a forced, pseudo-literary style, well written, but not the kind of work that I like.
    Many will like this. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,183 Points Tiku . (12/29/2013 1:34:00 AM)

    wonderful ink.loved it.reading again. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Amy (5/15/2010 6:17:00 AM)

    Simply amazing, is all that really can be said. Such thought into that poem
    Rated, a well deserved 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vanessa Cabrera (3/19/2010 3:47:00 AM)

    Oh dear! How romantic it was, i wish all men know that, courtship is important to a relationship. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vanessa Cabrera (3/19/2010 3:47:00 AM)

    Oh dear! How romantic it was, i wish all men know that, courtship is important to a relationship. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Munia Khan (2/15/2010 2:59:00 AM)

    I simply dare not write any opinion on this particular poem for what you have written here is so very true.....yes....very very true......I think you are a psychiatrist as well if i am not wrong.Thank you for expressing our hearts through your verse.......
    Munia (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Emu Getachew (2/5/2010 12:48:00 PM)

    My dearest, the piece is candid. I see that you’ve put a lot of thought into it. However, you’ve made us ponder. At least that’s what I am doing. The art of love is a dying art. At times, I feel we failed to protect courtship, which is a major gift for any beginning. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points g black black (2/4/2010 7:00:00 PM)

    whoo dear john what a great poem, i like it and totally true whoo i just wish that all of will think that way, , i totally love it, best poem of the day
    10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie V H Ferguson (1/29/2010 4:16:00 PM)

    John, my dear friend, what a wonderful poem! The message is simple and so true, the art of love is a dying thing, love and lust are too often confused.
    Beautifully written and the rhythm of it is perfect. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Beauty Philosophy (1/19/2010 3:33:00 AM)

    This poem is a good lesson for the men of this era. They need to learn the ART of love and set it quite apart from the art of ape-like lust...Thnx for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Eyan Desir (1/13/2010 3:52:00 AM)

    The art of love is complicated
    there must be understanding
    2 vessels must be open minded
    love a only is not enough
    to make it last, since is just an emotion
    the most important substance in love
    John is finding a right parnter
    you can take that to the bank......
    good write......and thanks for your words (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ritty Patnaik (12/30/2009 3:06:00 PM)

    dear john......this would make a good read for the new generation! i would surely vouch that i believe ths poem can be a motivator for the young to learn the art of true love....good the knowledge is being passed on.best wishes.
    ritty (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Clara Odelia Ciutara (12/28/2009 9:02:00 AM)

    Very well written, John, the art of true love, ...
    I'm wordless reading this, yeah, it's the art of true love... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 19, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, December 5, 2011


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