My Heart Is Like A Velvet Glove

by Ingrid de Klerck   Oct 31, 2009

My heart is like a velvet glove

That seeks the hand of thee,

And in the search of perfect fit

Brought many to their knee.

So rugged art thou, love of mine,

But tender is thine hand,

That fits into my velvet glove

To make a pair, so grand.

This poem was inspired by one of Ayrshire's finest sons, Robert Burns.


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  • 6 years ago


    Nice love poem Ingrid, simple and it rhymes perfectly!
    Good work Ingrid!

  • 6 years ago

    by GB

    I still remember this poem, Ingrid. very elegant and "rosy". You know how to influence the reader passionately :)

  • 11 years ago

    by abracadabra

    This is a lovely poem. This surprises me because I am not normally a fan of the archaic-sounding poems written today. Even though I'm not sure "hand of thee" is correct, this piece doesn't read like it was written today. Its style belongs right in the classical world that doesn't date. I think the secret is that you have achieved a lovely and rhythmic meter that is spot on in this poem. Also, your subject of love here is simple and sweet, which really suits the style and length.

    My mother can't sing to save her life, but she always recites poetry to herself as she works. (Good meter is essential for this.) Your poem is exactly the kind of thing she loves and I, in turn, love it too.

  • 12 years ago

    by NoUr

    Wow...i missed reading your made me smile too...i'm glad you still have this special touch of yours :)...

  • 12 years ago

    by Courageous Dreamer

    Interesting metaphor but makes a lot of sense. Finding the perfect match. Nice work.