Love Poetry has separate sections devoted to Paul Curtis's funny love poems and his humorous love poems. Confusing, isn't it? Where a poem ends up depends on its intent - funny love poems are first and foremost funny poems which contain a romantic element, whereas the humrous love poems are love poems which executed with a lightness of touch or twist which may bring a wry smile to your face.
An evening pregnant with possibility begins with a couple meeting for a blind date and ends with a terrible miscarriage of justice.
A darkly humorous poem about deathbed confessions of infidelity and worse...
A funny poem in which the protagonist contemplates his approaching twenty fifth wedding anniversary and looks back over his years of marriage. This would be an ideal poem to read at a silver wedding celebration if you were certain either that the marriage was absolutely solid or that one of the parties had already commenced divorce proceeding.
A gently comic poem about the physical and emotional effects of falling in love on the human, or perhaps more particularly on the male, psyche.
A romantic retrospective in poetic form. Put slightly more intelligibly, Scattered to Shattered is a humorous, slightly sad poem about growing old.
Really a funny love poem, Menopausal Monitor reaches a suitably romantic conclusion to be included with the humorous love poetry.
A humorous and touchingly romantic poem about loving someone as they grow old (and bits start dropping off).
An amusing poem about a horsey girl and love which cannot cross the class divide.
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day... No, but perhaps to a 10,000 metre steeplechase instead. Males just have to deal in metaphors they understand.
Hang on, it seems I was wrong about the summer’s day comparison.
And to conclude the series, a poem which strikes at the very heart of womanhood.