By Bud Koenemund
The Poet's Handbook
Section 1: Rules and
Sub-section A: Love Poetry
Rule One – Unrequited and/or Unobtainable Love: The
Poet shall at no time compose any passage for an obtainable love, or for any
person that requites the Poet’s love.
The Poet will limit creative efforts to writing for the following:
persons married to another, persons engaged to another, persons promised to
another, or persons otherwise involved with another. See also: Courtly Love.