It is the day for love, everyday! Well, I know Valentine’s Day is coming soon and you are going to be seeing more hearts than you have been the past few days.. so here are a few here too with candy heart poetry for your loves today for my poetic Sunday section…
Candy hearts or those sugary conversation hearts have been around a long time, and while I love looking at them, and am a sugar fiend, I find that their better use (for me at least) is in poetry and to admire with my eyes more than anything else 🙂
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Poetic Sundays: Candy Heart Poetry
Thank you to Deb Nance of Readerbuzz for the idea for today’s Poetic Sunday theme, and more importantly, for sending me an email because you remembered me when you came across your candy heart drawing from years ago! It warmed my heart and inspired me to work on this post.
Below is the drawing from Deb.
Candy Heart Poetry: So Many Sweet Something Ways!
Today, I am just going to list out a few different ways you can write candy heart poetry, some of which you very likely have seen already!
Go the Deb Nance Way!
Do something like Deb has done in her drawing above! Pick a few random candy hearts or conversation heart candies, and write down the messages from those random picks (luck of the draw here totally) within hearts!
A Candy Heart Love Letter
This is simple too. Write a love letter to someone (rhyming or free verse, poetry or prose, it is up to you) and use pre-selected (or randomly selected) conversation hearts as the inspiration. You can glue the actual candies onto the letter, or draw them out, or cut out candy hearts with messages you picked and use those cutouts for your letter. Something like this pretty crude creation I came up with:
Hearts that Rhyme
Pick out rhyming hearts and write a short rhyming poem (might sound cringy or sappy, but hey, it is totally fine)! But if you wish to make it less so or need some helping words to make it rhyme (if you wish), you can add on a word or two to help you.
Here is mine with a few candy heart messages you have definitely seen!
Tips and Tricks
- Check out this list of candy heart messages over the years at Reader’s Digest
- And this one here at Parade.
- Make your own printable/usable digital candy hearts (like the ones I used in my letter) here at the Candy Heart Generator!
On My Blog And the Homefront
Here are the posts this week.
- Five Fabulous and Fun Ways For Gifting Books
- 13 Beautiful Love Words From Around the World
- A Happy Birthday Letter to My Daughter
- 2023 Debut Books That I Am Excited For
- Sunday Scribblings #133: Poetic Elements of the Periodic Table
We celebrated my DD’s birthday over the weekend; just a simple get-together at home for a few of her friends with pizza, snacks, ice-cream cake, and dancing to Just Dance, and lots of fun and laughter!
On My Blog and Homefront
Not sure yet.
This Week’s Celebrations
Literary Celebrations (close-to-it also!)
- Literary birthdays this week of February include: Frederick Douglass on the 14th; Miranda July on the 15th; Maureen Johnson on the 16th; Andre Norton, Meena Alexander, and Dorothy Canfield Fisher on the 17th; Lisa See and Toni Morrison on February 18th; Amy Tan, Helen Fielding, Jeff Kinney, and Marissa Meyer on the 19th; Richard Matheson and Sally Rooney on the 20th of February
- International Book Giving Day is celebrated with Valentine’s Day every February 14th, so give your loved ones a book, any day this week is fine too!
- Hearts and chocolates abound so it is natural that the 14th of February is National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
- National Gumdrop Day is on the 15th of February
- The 16th is National Almond Day
- February 17th is National Cabbage Day.
- The 18th apparently is National Drink Wine Day
- February 19th is National Chocolate Mint Day
- February 14th is National Ferris Wheel Day
- The 15th of February is World Hippo Day and International Childhood Cancer Day
- It is National Do A Grouch a Favor Day on the 16th of February!
- World Anthropology Day is celebrated on the third Thursday in February (16th)
- The 17th of February is National Random Acts of Kindness Day
- The third Saturday in February is World Pangolin Day!
- Random Acts of Kindness Week – Week of February 17
- Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week – Third Week in February
Wrapping up my Sunday Scribblings
So dear reader, you have reached the end of this Sunday Scribblings! As always, I welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions about this post. And do let me know if you plan to celebrate any of these mentioned celebrations this coming week/month?
Linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Reviewer and the Sunday Salon
5 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings #134: Candy Heart Poetry For Your Love”
the candy heart love letter is a great idea and I think this is my chosen path this valentine. Thanks for sharing the idea
Happy Valentine’s Day! I never thought of making poetry out of candy hearts. Usually I traded the hearts for candy that tastes better. 🙂
Happy Valentines Day! I love the idea of making poems out of heart candy
That’s such a cute idea using candy hearts with just the right wording to fit into the poem. I never thought to do that before.
I feel so honored to have you include my little poetic form this week! Thank you so much!