Love is the strongest human emotion and the most unbreakable human bond. It is no surprise that love poems are a frequently visited topic by both master and amateur poets. Here is a collection of classic love poems from famous poets.
- "How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)" by Elizabeth Barrett Brownin
This famous love poem begins with the lines: "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height"
- "She Walks in Beauty" by Lord Byron
This poem being with the lines: "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; "
- "Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's poem contains the lines:
"Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within 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. "
- "I Carry Your Heart With Me" by E.E. Cummings
Cumming's poem begins with the lines: "i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done"
- "That I Did Always Love" by Emily Dickinson
Dickinson's love poem contains the lines:
"That I shall love alway
I argue thee
That love is life
And life hath Immortality."
- "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe
Poe's romantic poem contains the lines: "But we loved with a love that was more than love-- I and my Annabel Lee; With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven Coveted her and me."
- "Love's Philosophy" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Shelley's poem contains the words, "Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine In one spirit meet and mingle. Why not I with thine?-"
- "A Red, Red Rose" by Robert Burns
Burns' love poem includes the lines: "So fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in luve am I; And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a’ the seas gang dry.
- "A Glimpse" by Walt Whitman
This short love poem by Whitman contains the line, "Of a youth who loves me and whom I love, silently approaching and seating himself near, that he may hold me by the hand, "
- "The Good-Morrow" by John Donne
Donne's love poems contains the lines: "Which watch not one another out of fear; For love, all love of other sights controls, And makes one little room an everywhere."
- "If You Forget Me" by Pablo Neruda
Neruda's love poem contains the lines: "ah my love, ah my own, in me all that fire is repeated, in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten, my love feeds on your love, beloved, "
- "Mad Girl's Love Song" by Sylvia Plath
Plath's love poem contains the lines: "I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane."
- "Camomile Tea" by Katherine Mansfield
Mansfield's poem contains the lines; "So snug, so compact, so wise are we! Under the kitchen-table leg My knee is pressing against his knee."
- "To My Dear and Loving Husband" by Anne Bradstreet
Bradstreet's love poem to her husband contains the lines: "I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold, Or all the riches that the East doth hold. My love is such that rivers cannot quench,"
- "Sonnet 147" by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's Sonnet begings with the lines:
"My love is as a fever, longing still
For that which longer nurseth the disease,
Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill,
The uncertain sickly appetite to please."
- "La Figlia Che Piange" by T.S. Eliot
The title means young girl weeping. The peom contains the lines: "She turned away, but with the autumn weather Compelled my imagination many days, Many days and many hours:"
- "Sonnet 18" by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's famous poem contains the lines;
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date."
- "Heart, We Will Forget Him" by Emily Dickinson
Dickinson's short love poem contains the lines:
"Heart, we will forget him
You and I, tonight!
You must forget the warmth he gave
I will forget the light"
- "Farewell Love and all thy Laws for ever" by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Wyatt's poem begins with the lines: "Farewell love and all thy laws forever; Thy baited hooks shall tangle me no more."