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36 Valentines Day Poems for a Perfect Message

July 20, 2019

When it comes to Valentines Day, there are a handful of romantic gifts and gestures that are classics. A bouquet of flowers, box of chocolates and a candlelit dinner are some of the first things that come to mind when you think of a perfect evening on February 14th.

Its likely that you and your significant other will exchange cards that express just how much you truly love each other. While it can be easy to pick up a generic greeting card, try opting for a more personalized and romantic message this year. Weve gathered some of the best Valentines Day poems that you can write within your note for the ultimate loving message.

Romantic and classic poems

Poetry is one of the most beautiful ways to express your emotions. Dont worry if youre not a professional writer try featuring lines from some of these romantic poems. They will be sure to melt your loved ones heart.

How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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.

I Never Knew by Joanna Fuchs

I never knew about happiness;

I didn’t think dreams came true;

I couldn’t really believe in love,

Until I finally met you.

She Walks In Beauty by Lord Byron

She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all thats best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes

Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

“But our love it was stronger by far than the love

Of those who were older than we —

Of many far wiser than we —

And neither the angels in Heaven above

Nor the demons down under the sea

Can ever dissever my soul from the soul

Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.”

Shall I Compare Thee (Sonnet 18) by William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summers day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate

“A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns

“O my Luve is like a red, red rose

That’s newly sprung in June;

O my Luve is like the melody

That’s sweetly played in tune.”

Fast Anchord Eternal O Love! by Walt Whitman

“Fast anchor’d eternal O love! O woman I love! O bride! O wife! more resistless than I can tell, the thought of you!”

To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet

If ever two were one, then surely we.

If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;

If ever wife was happy in a man,

Compare with me ye women if you can.

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe

“Come live with me and be my love,

And we will all the pleasures prove,

That Valleys, groves, hills, and fields,

Woods, or steepy mountain yields.”

Loves Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Nothing in the world is single;

All things by a law?Divine

In one spirit meet and mingle.

Why not I with thine?”

The Good-Morrow by John Donne

“And now good-morrow to our waking souls,

Which watch not one another out of fear;

For love, al love of other sights controls,

And makes one little room an everywhere.”?

Because She Would Ask Me Why I Loved Her by Christopher Brennan

“Then seek not, sweet, the “if” and “why”

I love you now until I die.

For I must love because I live

And life in me is what you give.”

To Celia by Ben Jonson

Drink to me only with thine eyes,

And I will pledge with mine;

Or leave a kiss but in the cup,

And Ill not look for wine

That I did always love by Emily Dickinson

“That I did always love

I bring thee proof

That till I loved I never lived”

To My Valentine by Ogden Nash

“I love you more than a duck can swim,

And more than a grapefruit squirts,

I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,

And more than a toothache hurts.”

Touched by an Angel by Maya Angelou

And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be.

Yet it is only love which sets us free

Long distance love poems

If you cant be with your sweetheart this Valentines Day, it will be of extra importance to find exactly the right words to describe how much you love and miss them. These poems are the perfect way to express your feelings!

Dear One Absent This Long While by Lisa Olstein

“I thought one night it was you at the base of the river,

you at the foot of the stairs,

you in a shiver of light,

but each time leaves in wind revealed themselves…”

When I See You Again by Sterling Seitz

“When I see you again, time will have seemed to stop,

thinking only of the future and what it holds.

When I see you again, it can’t come soon enough for it seems like forever.”

4000 Miles by Lang Leav

The lines stitched into highways;

the never-ending seams, on roads that are less travelled,

dividing you and me.

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart) by e.e. cummings

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 by only me is your doing, my darling)

The First Day by Christina Rossetti

“It seemed to mean so little, meant so much;

If only now I could recall that touch,

First touch of hand in hand — Did one but know!”?

A Memory by Lola Ridge

“I remember

The crackle of the palm trees

Over the mooned white roofs of the town…

The shining town…

And the tender fumbling of the surf

On the sulphur-yellow beaches

As we sat…”

Unending Love by Rabindranath Tagore

We have played alongside millions of lovers, shared in the same

Shy sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell –

Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever

Books of love poems

If you cant find just one poem that helps you describe how you feel, try a book of poetry instead! These pages are filled with loving verses and make for a perfect gift to accompany a beautiful bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates.

Milk and Honey by Rupi KaurThe Dark Between Stars by Atticus The Sonnets by William ShakespeareTwenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda The Love Poems of Lord Byron: A Romantics PassionWhiskey Words & A Shovel by r.h. Sin Healing Earthquakes by Jimmy SantiagoLove Letters of Great Men by Ludwig van Beethoven and Napoleon BonaparteThe Love Poems of Rumi by Nader KhaliliRisking Everything by Roger Housden Aimless Love by Billy CollinsNot Here by Hieu Minh NguyenLove Poems for Married People by John Kenney

While you may not be a professional writer or poet, you can still give your loved one the gift of sweet words this Valentines Day. If you choose to share the loving words from your favorite poet, try incorporating personalized touches like adding nicknames or inside jokes to the classics. If youre looking to add even more to your card, try some of these simple Valentines Day messages.