14/08/2014 16:54 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Michael Gove: Teenagers Should Send Romantic Poems, Not Sexts

Teenagers should send poems rather than sexts says Gove

Education Secretary Michael Gove has said that love-struck teenagers should be sending each other romantic poems rather than sexting.

Speaking at the launch of an app called Love Book, Mr Gove said teens should take inspiration from poetic tomes which could help them 'make sense of their own feelings in a way that is more graceful, expressive and beautiful [than sexting]'.

"Technology does not have to mean that expression becomes clumsier," he said.

The Mail reports that Oxford-educated Mr Gove revealed his own favourite love poems were Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold and Love by George Herbert, and that he 'adored Wendy Cope's Variation on a Lennon and McCartney Song' to be read or sung to the Beatles tune.

Can you see many teens going for that?