What do we know about love? Everything and nothing. We know that it’s the wonderful feeling that gives us reason to live, inspires us, and makes us feel like we’re flying a couple inches off the ground. Finding a person who makes your heart beat faster is like a miracle: it’s big luck and great happiness. It’s impossible to express what we feel when in love, but the best poets are really close to describing these fantastic emotions. We collected the most inspiring, beautiful, and heartfelt poems you can share with your soulmate!
Classic Poems about Love and Romance
Which poems do you like more, classic or contemporary ones? If you love the lyrics that have already been recognized as the best poems of all times, you should check out our collection! Lord Byron, Elizabeth Browning, and other authors gave us the most beautiful masterpieces that describe what love really is and reading their poems is a pure pleasure.
- She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes.
– Lord Byron
- I am yours.
I am yours as the stars
Belong to the sky
And I am yours as
The rivers belong
To the sea.
I am yours as your tears
Belong to your eyes
And I am yours
As your lungs belong
To the pattern in which
– Christopher Poindexter
- How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- As virtuous men pass mildly away,
And whisper to their souls to go,
Whilst some of their sad friends do say
The breath goes now, and some say, No:
So let us melt, and make no noise,
No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move;
‘Twere profanation of our joys
To tell the laity our love.
– John Donne
- Hey, rose, just born
Twin to a thorn;
Was’t so with you, O Love and Scorn?
Sweet eyes that smiled,
Now wet and wild:
O Eye and Tear- mother and child.
Well: Love and Pain
Be kinfolks twain;
Yet would, Oh would I could Love again.
– Sidney Lanier
Inspirational Love Poetry
Are you looking for some sweet love poems that will make your heart beat faster? Do you want to find perfect inspirational lyrics that will make your significant other smile? Take a glance at these wonderful poems. They not only describe what love really is but also inspire us by reminding that we’re lucky to have the most priceless thing in the world.
- In idle dreams of long ago,
I imagined my true love;
A perfect match, a soulmate,
An angel from above.
Now you’re here, and now I know
Our love will stay and thrive and grow.
- You came into my life like a star
And filled my heart with joy
You took my pain as if it was yours
And gave me love that no one could.
You gave me a shoulder to cry on
You were my pillar when I was falling
You were my strength when I felt low
With your smile, you made my living on earth worthwhile.
- I love my eyes
When you look into them.
I love my name
When you whisper it
And love my heart
When you love it.
I love my life,
Because you are the part of it.
- I don’t need just one day to celebrate our love,
I get to do that every day.
Through kisses, hugs and daily talks,
Nothing can make me stay away.
But it is nice to have one day,
When only our love is on the mind.
A time to share our feelings of love,
While our fingers intertwine.
- The Ego asked:
‘What is Love? Is too big a word for me.
I don’t understand it at times.’
The Soul replied:
‘If you understand Kindness,
If you understand Respect,
If you understand Acceptance,
Then you will understand Love.’
The Best Love Poems of All Time
Any words about falling in love are priceless, but the truth is that some of them describe this wonderful feeling better. These perfect poems by anonymous and famous authors are well-known for a reason- they touch people’s hearts deeply.
- How can I, that girl standing there,
My attention fix
On Roman or on Russian
Or on Spanish politics?
Yet here’s a travelled man that knows
What he talks about,
And there’s a politician
That has read and thought,
And maybe what they say is true
Or war and war’s alarms,
But O that I were young again
And held her in my arms?
– William Butler Yeats
- You glow in my heart
Like the flames of uncounted candles.
But when I go to warm my hands,
My clumsiness overturns the light
And then I stumble
Against the tables and chairs.
- You were born together, and
Together you shall be forever more.
You shall be together when
The white wings of death
Scatter your days.
– Khalil Gibran
- Only our love hath no decay;
This, no tomorrow hath, nor yesterday,
Running it never runs from us away,
But truly keeps his first, last, everlasting day.
– John Donne
- I love you for what you are, but I love you
Yet more for what you are going to be.
I love you not so much for your realities
As for your ideals.
You are going forward toward something great.
I am on the way with you,
And therefore I love you.
– Carl Sandburg
Romantic Love Poems
Love is impossible without romance. Of course, it’s not an obligation we must implement, the thing is that we want to be romantic when we’re in love. This is a very special kind of inspiration only soulmates feel. Make your love story even more beautiful by sending your significant other one of these touching poems!
- I miss you so deeply,
My heart struggles to beat,
I cannot breathe fully,
I can’t wait till we meet,
When we are apart,
All I can do,
Is sit here and long to be close to you.
- You brought me sunshine
When I only saw rain.
You brought me laughter
When I only felt pain.
- I have loved you from the start
And I will love you until the end
I will love you with all my heart
My love you cannot comprehend.
- You are
The one I love with all my might.
The one I’m thinking every night.
The one that helps me make things right.
The one I dream of when I sleep at night.
The one I think of when I hug my pillow tight.
The one I’m not giving up without putting up a fight.
- You are an amazing person,
And without you I don’t know where I’d be.
Having you in my life
Completes and fulfills every part of me.
Beautiful Poems of Love
Looking for an example of a poem about love? Check out these amazing pieces of poetry! The best thing about them is that they are completely different: they describe a different kind of emotions, emphasize the importance of different aspects of the relationship, but they also have something in common. They are all written from the heart.
- If I could have all the time in the world,
I know what I would do:
I’d spend the time
In pleasure sublime,
Just by being with you.
- I’ll plant a row of daisy seeds,
In the space below each eye,
So they’ll remind you of your beauty,
When they bloom each time you cry.
- Whine comes in at the moth
And love comes it at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.-
-W. B. Yeats
Poetry About Love for the One You Love
There’s one important thing about the love we should always keep in mind: the fire of this feeling won’t be burning without our participation. That’s why it’s so important to remind you dear husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend how much they really mean to you. And what can be a better way to express your feelings than a nice poem about love?
- Forever in my heart
Is where you will be.
Nobody else will enter
Because the only key.
- Your eyes tell me that
You’ll love me everyday.
No matter what may come,
You’ll be there to stay.
- My love for you will never change,
Even if the world will change,
My love is pure and you must know
That I may not really show
But, I will love you even more
With each passing day
I love you a lot
From my every thought!
- Your eyes shine
Like a million suns.
You shine more brightly
- Love is a gamble
Messing with you is a game
Without you love wouldn’t be the same
Where do I point the hand of blame
When I should be the one in shame
The way you make me feel
It’s so unreal
It’s like a thrill
Only God knows how you make me feel.
What is Love Poem
What is love? Paradoxically, humanity hasn’t found the answer to this question yet. Of course, there are a lot of definitions of love, but this is exactly the case when dictionaries are powerless. There is no single phrase that could describe it, but there are poems that can help us understand how deep love really is.
- To love is to share life together,
To build special plans just for two,
To work side by side,
And then smile with pride,
As one by one, dreams all come true.
- What is love? My mind did say,
A caring touch?
A gentle way?
It’s both of these, but so much more,
Numerous attributes, to explore.
What is love? I searched my soul,
A loving glance?
A hand to hold?
It is these things, but just one part,
Of the beauty that lies within the heart.
- Who said that love was fire?
I know that love is ash.
It is the thing which remains
When the fire is spent.
The holy essence of experience.
- Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken.
– William Shakespeare
- What is love, but an emotion,
So strong and so pure,
That nurtured and shared with another
All tests it will endure?
What is love, but a force
To bring the mighty low,
With the strength to shame the mountains
And halt time’s ceaseless flow?
So I’ll tell it on the mountaintops,
In all places high and low,
That love for you is my reason to be,
And will never break or bow.
Greatest Love Poems by Famous Poets
A lot of famous poets wrote about love. This feeling gave us the masterpieces that will never go out of fashion and will never be forgotten. They still touch our hearts and can make us cry, and that proves that true art and, of course, love can never grow old.
- I hoped that he would love me,
And he has kissed my mouth,
But I am like a stricken bird
That cannot reach the south.
For though I know he loves me,
Tonight my heart is sad;
His kiss was not so wonderful
As all the dreams I had.
– Sara Teasdale
- Would love to say
weak in the knees,
to be quite upfront,
make my body forget
it has knees
– Tyler Knott Gregson
- We loved
With a love
That was more
– Edgar Allan Poe
- When you came, you were like red wine and honey,
And the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness.
Now you are like morning bread, smooth and pleasant.
I hardly taste you at all for I know your savour,
But I am completely nourished.
– Amy Lowell
- Love is anterior to life,
Posterior to death,
Initial of creation,
And the exponent of breath.
– Emily Dickinson
Short Poems about Being in Love
There are a lot of beautiful, inspirational, and meaningful poems by the famous authors. Most of them are long, and that’s easy to understand: love is a feeling that can be hardly described in a few words. Nevertheless, there are short poems that touch our hearts and explain the nature of love in a few lines. In our opinion, this is a special kind of art.
- No mountain, nor sea
No thing of this world
Could keep us apart,
Because this is not
- I wanna be
Wrapped in your arms
Skin against skin
To the sound
Of your heartbeat
- I can’t even hold your hand,
But I love you with a love
Than no one can understand.
- The rain falling
Reminds me of you,
Because it is falling hard
And I am too.
- I keep myself busy
With the things I do
But everytime I pause
I still think of you.
Good long love poems
Love is different. It can bring a lot of joy, make life meaningful and bright or break your heart. In fact, even sadness can’t be considered a purely negative emotion: light can’t exist without darkness, and sometimes suffering are necessary to understand how happy you are when you finally find your person. Some of these long poems tell us about pain, some describe the nature of love, some reflect the feelings of two people who have finally found each other, and all of them are beautiful.
- Don’t go far off, not even for a day, because —
because — I don’t know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.
Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance.
Don’t leave me for a second, my dearest,
because in that moment you’ll have gone so far
I’ll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?
- Love can’t be described.
It has no shape, it has no form.
Love is not an object,
Love does not conform.
Love enters our lives
The moment we are born.
From the cradle to the grave,
Love’s in everyone.
Love burns like a candle
That sometimes flickers but never dies.
Love may be invisible,
Although it’s right before your eyes,
Love can leave you empty,
Love can make you whole.
Love can make or break you,
Love is in your soul.
- I loved you first: but afterwards your love
Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song
As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.
Which owes the other most? my love was long,
And yours one moment seemed to wax more strong;
I loved and guessed at you, you construed me
And loved me for what might or might not be –
Nay, weights and measures do us both a wrong.
For verily love knows not ‘mine’ or ‘thine;’
With separate ‘I’ and ‘thou’ free love has done,
For one is both and both are one in love:
Rich love knows nought of ‘thine that is not mine;’
Both have the strength and both the length thereof,
Both of us, of the love which makes us one.
- I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.
I love you only because it’s you the one I love;
I hate you deeply, and hating you
Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.
In this part of the story I am the one who
Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.
- You brought me sunshine
when I only saw rain.
You brought me laughter
when I only felt pain.
Romantics at heart?
Love at first sight?
Have I known you before?
God! This feels so right!
Have I met you before?
Another time, another place?
If it’s only one night,
will it bring us disgrace?
What are these feelings?
Must they be temporary?
Just to make you happy
seems so necessary.
Cute poems about finding love
Some of us are very lucky: they find their love without effort, without the pain of breakups and disappointments. Some of us meet different people before finding a person who can make them really happy. If you haven’t found your significant other yet, never stop searching. Love is always worth the time and efforts.
- I find my place
In between your arms,
In between your tender kisses
And soft whispers of ‘It will be alright’,
In between the warmth of your embrace,
And the scent of your neck,
And the fierceness of your touch,
I find my place lost inside your soul.
- I spend a lot of time
Searching for affection in shallow spaces
But once I let go
Of trying to shove puzzle pieces
In places that did not fit,
Once I let go of all the hate
I secretly had stored in the
Gashes that decorate my heart
I met you.
- I love you
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.
I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.
I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out.
If I stumble and fall
For I know not how
To love too well
I am clumsy
And my words as I wish
So let me kiss you instead.
- With you
I finally understood
How love changes everything.
How it becomes a chemical thing
That turns everything warm
And full of hope.
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