Valentine last-minute poetry rescue!

Valentine’s Day is coming. You probably have bought your gifts for that special someone by now. But maybe you’re struggling to pick the perfect gift

Taalbureau Maastricht has a solution for all desperate Romeo’s and Julia’s out there. Give him or her or them a love poem. What’s more romantic that a poem to show your love and affection for that significant other? If you’re not much of a Shakespeare, that’s no problem! This year, Taalbureau Maastricht has a last-minute valentine rescue service. Our talented and very romantic poets are on stand-by to save your Valentine’s Day with a personalised love poem. With only three short questions, our poets will pen down a poem that will surely make your crush swoon.

This is what you should do: send an -email to with the answers to the questions below. Your name and your valentine’s name may be useful as well. Use the subject ‘valentine rescue’ for your e-mail. Send your request before midnight on Sunday 12 February and you will receive your lovely six-line poem on Valentine’s Day. Time is of the essence, because our poets can only create three pieces of art at once. (You know what those artsy people are like.)