Why Poems Are The Best Way To Express Your Love
Shakespeare, Dante…Poets always carry a grace of elegance with them. They’re perceived as well-mannered, knowledgable, somewhat a prophet of the future. Expressing their feelings and thoughts on the society and human emotions on the whole spectrum with metaphors and stories that later on become folklore or sayings that future generations remember is what makes poets so great.
A common thing about poets is that they’re so sentimental. Their words just pierce straight through your heart. It’s like they took peeks into your soul when they wrote the poems, they just get you. Poems often have the magical power to plunge you into deep thoughts. You keep pondering on all the possibilities. Poems are just as beautiful and fragile as your love sometimes.
Whether you’re looking for mad love poems, meaningful love poems, or funny love poems, there has always been a poet in history that once wrote your thoughts. Check out all these poems to possibly print one out to put on your walls so you will never forget how you feel today.
10 Love Poems From The Heart (Suitable For Different Situations)
Deep meaningful love poem
1. How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) – Elizabeth Barrett Browning – (1806-1861)
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and heightMy soul can reach, when feeling out of sightFor the ends of being and ideal grace.I love thee to the level of every day’sThe quietest need, by sun and candle-light.I love thee freely, as men strive for right.I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.I love thee with the passion put to useIn my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.I love thee with a love I seemed to loseWith my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,I shall but love thee better after death.
Being the first in the family to be born in England in over two hundred years, Elizabeth celebrated her passion and desire for true and free love through her poets during the Romantic Movement. An icon for most adolescent girls into literature, Elizabeth knew what love meant and was not afraid to share her feelings with the world.
Love knows no limit and recognizes no boundaries. Even the flaws are a reason to love, not only to accept but to appreciate the flaws that make your loved one a person. Freewill creates free love, which is considered the most precious form of the love of all. Only when you can love freely can you love truly and completely.
2. Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds (Sonnet 116) – William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Let me not to the marriage of true mindsAdmit impediments. Love is not loveWhich alters when it alteration finds,Or bends with the remover to remove.O no! it is an ever-fixed markThat looks on tempests and is never shaken;It is the star to every wand’ring bark,Whose worth’s unknown, although his height is taken.Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeksWithin his bending sickle’s compass come;Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,But bears it out even to the edge of doom.If this be error and upon me proved,I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Shakespeare had long transcended the normal spectrum of love. The way he perceived love was not only about love itself but also about death, compassion, and benevolence…Love is beyond physical attraction and intimacy. The union of two souls, the connection, the bonding is what holds two together. Only the true union of two souls can travel beyond death and darkness, linger on for centuries.
3. Annabel Lee – Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
It was many and many a year ago,In a kingdom by the sea,That a maiden there lived whom you may knowBy the name of Annabel Lee;And this maiden she lived with no other thoughtThan to love and be loved by me.
I was a child and she was a child,In this kingdom by the sea:But we loved with a love that was more than love—I and my Annabel Lee;With a love that the winged seraphs of heavenLaughed loud at her and me.
An extract from this tragic love poem about the purest childhood love. A young, beautiful girl chose to end her life after her “high-born Kingman” separated her from her lover.
What do you put before your life? Most people tell you, there’s always a chance out there. Don’t give up. For our beloved girl in the poem, being with others isn’t an option. If she can’t choose out of her own free will, what’s the point of life? Staying alive just to live out options others choose for you can hardly qualify as life. Even wild animals caged in zoos die from sadness, let alone humans that are forced to give up what they hold the dearest for.
Love is to live for, love is to die for. By no means this poem is teaching you to hurt yourself without love, it is meant to tell you free love is the highest level of the human hierarchy and you should fight for it. Take these poems with deeply personal meanings and not the literal meaning.
4. When I Die I Want Your Hands On My Eyes – Pablo Neruda (1904-1937)
When I die I want your hands on my eyes:I want the light and the wheat of your beloved handsto pass their freshness over me one more timeto feel the smoothness that changed my destiny.
I want you to live while I wait for you, asleep,I want for your ears to go on hearing the wind,for you to smell the sea that we loved togetherand for you to go on walking the sand where we walked.
I want for what I love to go on livingand as for you I loved you and sang you above everything,for that, go on flowering, flowery one,
so that you reach all that my love orders for you,so that my shadow passes through your hair, so that they know by this the reason for my song
Love goes beyond death. If so unfortunate that you lost your love, remember, but not mourn. A true way of honoring your partner is to live your life as happy as they’re by your side. True comfort arises when you feel you can tell your partner when you reunite after death that you’ve lived your life to the fullest.
Funny love poem
5. Roses are red – Unknown
Roses are red,violets are blue.You are way too cute,and I love your hair too!
Seriously, hair is our second life. A good hairstyle can cover up your lazy and tired face. Complement your boy about his natural sleeky hair!
6. Loving an Xbox Vs Me – Sarah Allen
I don’t have a controller,And I don’t have a screen, I don’t need to be plugged in,I’m not grey and green…
Yep, I’d always pick you over the best Xbox game ever, I guess…Only a gamer’s boyfriend would understand this poem and smile from the bottom of their hearts immediately.
7. Men – Aaron M. Delao
They do it without realizing,They don’t really have a clue,Reading between the lines,It is something they just can’t do…
Angry about your boyfriend always getting the wrong message and not paying attention to you? This is the right poem to express your anger in a funny way, although he might not find it too funny because it’s too true for him.
For long distance relationship
8. My Dearest Love – Sherri Brown
I see you in my thoughts and dreams.When I awake, how real it seems.You aren’t here to comfort me,But soon I hope you will be.
It’s tough to do long distance. All the nights you lay in bed, hoping your loved one is right beside you, holding you to sleep, all the times you want to snuggle up with him when a horror movie is on TV. The distance made it all hard, yet the bitter moments in life make the sweet ones even sweeter. You can always look forward to the day you see him and let him hold you in his arms again. You know how to cherish each other even more because of the distance.
9. Far Away Lover – Janna Rutty
I lay in my bed and think about you.I love you so much’ I don’t know what to do.I feel your warmth at my side.The pain in my heart moves to my eyes.So far away, yet always so near.You are the reason I am still here.
I await the times when we can talkI await the times we can finally hold hands and walk.To feel you for real… so close to me.The happiest person in the world is what you would make me.
Your eyes shine like a million suns.You shine more brightly than anyone.Your smile so sweet can’t help but make me smile.It stops my world, even for a little while.I await the time when my hand is in yours,To hear you say those 3 little words.
There are still no words I can say to describe.My heart, it aches; and my eyes, they cry,But when we talk, my heart flies.You always wipe away the tears I cry.
Even though you aren’t here,And I miss you so much, my dear,I’ll love you forever and ever.I’ll always love you, my faraway lover.
I dream about you every night, do you dream about me too? Do you think about me when you wake up, wondering what I’m doing on the other side of the world?
10. Love Apart – Rhonda L. Luther
Even though we are miles apart, You are never far from my heart.I loved you then,I love you now.It’s always when And never how.Take me back to yesterday,All the wonderful things you had to say.I loved you then,I love you now.It’s always whenAnd never how.I see your eyes,I feel you near,Although you’re notReally here.
Distance only keeps you apart physically, your hearts are always linked. The world gave you this challenge to see how strong your love is. Now you can show the world not even a world apart can keep you away from each other. You will always find a way back to each other’s life and start happily ever after together.
Love poems are always sweet, even the saddest love poem will help you appreciate the love you’ve got. Still not sure which love poem to give your guy? Go for all of them, pick one every month and your boy will be all over you with the biggest smile on his face!
The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. —Maxime Lagacé