Romance in Bloom
Sweet Sayings for One’s Sweetie

Romance in Bloom

With a Name Like Robert Frost, You Knew He Had to Write Poetry!

Roses are red, violets are blue, if you thought you knew poetry, read Romance in Bloom. This poetry book shows that it’s never inappropriate to tell that special someone in your life just how much they mean to you.

Robert Temple Frost has used the ability that everyone has to write poetry — but is usually afraid to show — and has honed it into a tender tribute to his wife. “My wife and I have an amazing romance that continues to this day. I reviewed the love poems I had written to her from the beginning of our romance and realized they make a story in poems that I thought others would enjoy.”

Romance in Bloom: Sweet Sayings for One’s Sweetie is now available in hardcover for $20.50 and paperback for $10.95. Order your copy today through the publisher’s website, at, or

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Reader’s Comments

“A very playful, loving, heart-felt read that gives the reader a sense of freedom and inspiration to express themselves to their loved ones as well. It is with such ease that the poems flow, that it reminds us that love freely given and received is the most simple and natural state for us all. The obvious delight that sings from the prose finds the reader smiling and sharing in the delight. A great read for any age - for love knows no bounds.”   — Jena

“I think this line of your last poem, ‘Loving someone else is a daring task’ (Our Path Together), sums it up for me. It takes such courage to love and especially love our soul mate in the face of passing time and all that life throws at us, from external factors to the past we bring into our journeys to our own intimate internal layers of emotion and experience. You exhibit this courage, Robert, in such willing and honest expressions and share with us the journey of soul mates finding one another and learning to/deciding to?...choosing to? BE with one another — a universal dance of ebb and flow, trust and fear, hope and longing balanced with the profound realization that we are all mortal and at some point, this life surely ends but love and our own truest beings endure.”   — Ama

About the Author

Robert Temple FrostRobert Temple Frost of Boulder, Colorado, started writing poems during his first vacation to Maui, Hawaii. The beauty of nature and the people there inspired him to express his feelings in poetry as a natural response to the beauty there. He earned a BS in finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is retired from the federal government. He has published two other books, The KNOWERS — First Move, and The KNOWERS — Second Move. Both are available at A novel written for middle graders, LONG TRIP HOME, was published in 2013 by Strategic Books. He is working on the sequel.

In April, 2013, I was collecting and arranging my love poems to be submitted as a book manuscript. I envisioned the cover to be blooming lilacs. But all the lilacs where I live were hit by a freeze. All except a five foot high bush I found by my rec center that bloomed late. The bush was lovely and wide enough that I envisioned taking a photo image that could be edge to edge lilacs for the book cover. It was an abundance of blooms to highlight my planned book title, Romance in Bloom: Sweet Sayings for One’s Sweetie. Spend some time absorbing the feelings that come to you from this elegant book cover, then read this first poem, “Heart Caress.”

Heart Caress

My Lover-Buddy
gave me a glance,
just a glance
without words,
an upturning look,
spontaneous, showing pride
that I was with her,
at her side.

Like an all-seeing vision,
confident of meaning meant,
a beam of warmth
from her heart
caressed me,
a brush-like movement upward
across my face
to my eyes.

Direct, a brief holding,
then looking away,
shy at the awe
my expression displayed,
knowing her glance
was meant for me.


Romance is a powerful noun that can mean love story. And that is what this poem collection conveys, the evolution of a love story that comes from shared experiences that are the romance of two. These poems convey the caution, the doubt, the willingness to try, to explore, to be open, to be sensitive to other’s turf, to be loving and kind.

Romance is feelings, planning, strategy, willingness, comfort, joy, affection, all entwined in love. The poems guide you along the trail from strangers to loving spouses.

These love poems are magical. They will evoke the reader’s feelings, warm their heart, lead to their spiritual self, and to the sensual. Romance in Bloom will do this in the beautiful balance of a relationship explored and understood and be as a mirror to one’s self.

These poems are dedicated to all lovers wherever they are and whatever age they’ve attained. Romance and loving can be everyone’s experience, as these poems show.