Short Romantic Love Poems

short romantic love poems

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We've searched for the most romantic historical and contemporary poems that express the powerful feelings of love.

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Historic Short Romantic Love Poems

I Carry Your Heart by e.e. cummings (1894-1962)

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)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

The Fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single,
All things by a law devine
In one another's being mingle—
Why not I with thine?

See the mountains kiss high heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdain'd its brother:
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea—
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?

How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

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 love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet 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 a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With 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.

I Love Thee by Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

I love thee, I love thee,
'Tis all that I can say;
It is my vision in the night,
my dreaming in the day.

Who Said that Love Was Fire? by Patience Worth (1883-1937)

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 Never Fails - I Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

Contemporary Short Romantic Love Poems

I Never Knew by Joanna Fuchs

I never knew about happiness;
I didn’t think dreams came true;
I couldn’t believe in love,
Until I finally met you.

Love at First Sight by Miamor

When I Walked in the room,
I saw your face.
When you smiled at me, I knew you were the one.
When you looked at me with your beautiful brown eyes, 
I knew you were feeling me.
When we touched our lips together, I knew this wasn't a dream.
When I left that night, I said to myself this was love at first sight. 

Touched by an Angel by Maya Angelou

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free

The Child In Him by Jean Gabor

I loved the child in him
so innocent and sweet
The mischief in his eyes
the blush upon his cheek
The tender way he spoke
that showed me that he cared
The touch of his warm hand
that gently touched my hair
The smiles that we shared
that filled my life with glee
For when I was with him
I found the child in me

I'm Painting a Poem by Wingpoem

I'm painting a poem
For you

Right here
In my heart

I'm dipping it
In all the colors of love
I have for you

All the ways I love you
All the flavors
Of giving

All the beauty in me
I've been keeping
For you


When All the Songs are Over by C.S. Bucknam

When all the songs are over
And all the words been said
The sun grows dim across the sky
And the world prepares for bed
I oft can take a moment now
To view the sky above
And whisper God a simple prayer
To thank him for your love.

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