Express love on Valentine’s Day with passion and sincerity. Here’s a list of classic love poems, poems for lovers, and poems for married couples.
Looking for Valentines Day gift ideas? Why not write a poem expressing the depth of passion and love felt in the relationship – or better yet borrow the words of established poets. Recite these poems to a loved one or write them down in a Valentine’s Day card. Plenty of Valentines Day poetry exists – here is a list to get started.
Classic Valentines Day Poetry from Famous Bards and Poets
These poets have stood the test of time for a reason. Their poems, filled with emotion and romance are a few of the best love poems to give as Valentine’s Day gifts. So look them up and memorize a line or two.
“How do I love thee? (Sonnet 43)” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: The famous first line of this sonnet
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…”
is known by all, yet several more lines exist describing a love so vast it will last beyond death.
“He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” by W.B. Yeats: A unique Valentine’s Day gift, this poem describes how the narrator would give the most beautiful of gifts if he was able. The poem ends:
“But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”
“Love” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: This beautiful love poem describes how love can occupy the mind and gives thanks for having found love. Best line?
“Thro’ all my Being, thro’ my pulse’s beat;
You lie in all my many Thoughts, like Light”.
“Sonnet 116” by William Shakespeare: A list of best love poems would not be complete without an entry from this prolific bard. This sonnet, which begins
“Let me not to the marriage of true minds
promises everlasting love in the face of Time and old age.
Sexy Valentine’s Day Poems for Lovers
Romance is great, but some Valentines will be looking for a little bit more. The best Valentine’s Day gift could be a poem that heats things up and moves things along towards a very happy ending.
“Sonnet 11” by Pablo Neruda: How could a Valentine’s Day gift go wrong when it starts with the line
“I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair”
This beautiful poem mixes romance with desire to create a hot Valentines Day present.
“Love’s Philosophy” by Percy Bysshe Shelley: This poem makes an excellent Valentine’s Day gift because it ends with a kiss. After describing how nothing on earth should be single, this romantic poem asks
“What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?”
“Wild Nights! Wild Nights!” by Emily Dickinson: The author might have been known has a quite recluse but this poem speaks only of uninhibited passion. The not so subtle metaphor at the end says
“Might I moor, tonight
“Lady I will Touch You” by E.E. Cummings: This unique Valentine’s Day gift starts
“Lady, I will touch you with my mind”
creating a provocative tone that is sure to please any Valentine.
Valentine’s Day Poetry for Married Couples
Celebrate a lasting romance with these Valentine’s Day love poems written especially for wives and husbands.
“A Valentine to My Wife” by Eugene Field: This modest poem promises everlasting devotion to a
…Dear brown-eyed little sweetheart mine,
As when, a callow youth and slender,
…I asked to be your Valentine.
Celebrate a love that started years ago and will last beyond death with this beautiful love poem.
“The Kiss” by Stephen Dunn: This poem describes a delightful, exciting kiss and ends with the line
“…I was out of my mind.
She was in. We married as soon as we could.”
“To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet: This poem describes a boundless love for a husband such that
“I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.”
Simple and straightforward, this poem proves love is the best Valentine’s Day gift of all.
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