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Famous Love Poems

 

Love's Nocturn by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Love by George Herbert

Silentium Amoris (The Silence of Love) by Oscar wilde

Love Among The Ruins by Robert Browning

A Woman's Last Word by Robert Browning

Love's Gleaning Tide by William Morris

Our Hands Have Met by William Morris

My Love is Like a Red Red Rose

The Parting Kiss by Robert Burns

Young Peggy Blooms by Robert Burns

Juke Box Love Song by Langston Hughes

The Maid of Neidpath by Sir Walter Scott

 

Celia Celia by Adrian Mitchell

All That's Not Love . . . by Alan Seeger

I Loved... by Alan Seeger

The Need to Love by Alan Seeger

The Masks of Love by Alden Nowlan

Lyric of Love to Leah by Aleister Crowley

The Rape Of The Lock. An Heroi-Comical Poem Part 1 by Alexander Pope

The Rape Of The Lock. An Heroi-Comical Poem Part 2 by Alexander Pope

I loved you even now I may confess by Alexander Pushkin

Amidst the Noisy Ball... Part 2 by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Farewell by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

I Loved You... by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

I Went Through All My... by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

I Will Be Silent Soon... by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Imitation by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Invocation by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Let God Help You... by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Let Him, Whos Crowned by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Morpheus by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Muse by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Save Me From Madness, God... by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

The Bacchic Song by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

The Dream by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

The Hills of Georgia by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

The Night by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

The Singer by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

The Wish by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Thou and You by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

To by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

To a Poet by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

To the Fountain Of the Palace Of the Bakchisarai by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Love's Blindness by Alfred Austin

Along the field as we came by Alfred Edward Housman

Be still, my soul, be still by Alfred Edward Housman

Come Into The Garden Maud by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Marriage Morning by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Song From Maud by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Viviens Song by Alfred Lord Tennyson

A Ballad of Burdens by Algernon Charles Swinburne

A Dialogue by Algernon Charles Swinburne

A Forsaken Garden by Algernon Charles Swinburne

A Leave-Taking by Algernon Charles Swinburne

A Years Carols by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Cleopatra by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Comparisons by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Dead Love by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Joy by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Love and Sleep by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Love In A Mist by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Love Lies Bleeding by Algernon Charles Swinburne

To A Cat by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Wasted Love by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Give Me a Lass with a Lump of Land by Allan Ramsay

The Young Laird and Edinburgh Katy by Allan Ramsay

Oh, Is It Love? by Amy Levy

Youth and Love by Amy Levy

Decade by Amy Lowell

Love is by Andrea Hill

A Dialogue Between The Soul And Body by Andrew Marvell

A Poem Upon The Death Of O.C. by Andrew Marvell

Clorinda And Damon by Andrew Marvell

Damon The Mower by Andrew Marvell

Daphnis And Chloe by Andrew Marvell

Eyes And Tears by Andrew Marvell

Making Hay-Ropes by Andrew Marvell

Musicks Empire by Andrew Marvell

The Definition Of Love by Andrew Marvell

The Fair Singer by Andrew Marvell

The Gallery by Andrew Marvell

The Garden by Andrew Marvell

The Match by Andrew Marvell

The Unfortunate Lover by Andrew Marvell

To his Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

To His Coy Mistress Part 1 by Andrew Marvell

Upon The Hill And Grove by Andrew Marvell

Young Love by Andrew Marvell

Dirge by Anna Letitia Barbauld

On The Kings Illness by Anna Letitia Barbauld

The Epiphany by Anna Letitia Barbauld

The Rights of Woman by Anna Letitia Barbauld

To a Little Invisible Being Who is...Visible by Anna Letitia Barbauld

To Mr. Barbauld, November 14, 1778 by Anna Letitia Barbauld

To Mr. S. T. Coleridge by Anna Letitia Barbauld

To Mrs. P by Anna Letitia Barbauld

To William Wilberforce...Abolishing Slave Trade by Anna Letitia Barbauld

A Dialogue between Old England and New Part 1 by Anne Bradstreet

A Dialogue between Old England and New Part 2 by Anne Bradstreet

Before the Birth of One of Her Children by Anne Bradstreet

To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet

To My Dear Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet

Power of Love by Anne Bronte

The Doubters Prayer by Anne Bronte

The Narrow Way by Anne Bronte

The North Wind by Anne Bronte

The Part ing by Anne Bronte

The Students Serenade by Anne Bronte

The Three Guides by Anne Bronte

To -------- by Anne Bronte

To Cowper by Anne Bronte

Verses by Anne Bronte

Verses To A Child by Anne Bronte

Views of Life by Anne Bronte

To A Husband by Anne Finch

Love, the Soul of Poetry by Anne Killigrew

THE Complaint of a Lover by Anne Killigrew

The Discontent by Anne Killigrew

The Miseries of Man Part 1 by Anne Killigrew

The Cautious Lovers by Anne Kingsmill Finch

Killing The Love by Anne Sexton

Love Letter Written In A Burning Building by Anne Sexton

Aubade by Anonymous

From This Day Forward by Anonymous

On Your Wedding Day by Anonymous

These I Can Promise by Anonymous

True Love by Anonymous

Late Afternoon: The Onslaught Of Love by Anthony Hecht

A Thousand Martyrs I Have Made by Aphra Behn

Love Armd by Aphra Behn

Love Arm'd by Aphra Behn

Song from Abdelazar by Aphra Behn

The Disappointment by Aphra Behn

The Dream by Aphra Behn

The Libertine by Aphra Behn

To the Fair Clarinda by Aphra Behn

Gipsy Love by Arthur Symons

Love and Sleep by Arthur Symons

Making Love To Concrete by Audre Lorde

All Things Are Ours by Barbara Burrow

Honesty by Barbery M. Evans

BRIDE OF THE WIND by Barry Tebb

To Celia by Ben Johnson

Song To Celia by Ben Jonson

To Celia by Ben Jonson

Wedlock by Benjamin Franklin

When I see the lark by Bernard de Ventadour

I Never Loved You More by Bertolt Brecht

I want to go with the one I love... by Bertolt Brecht

TWO LOVERS by Bhaskar Roy Barman

Taking Off Emily Dickinsons Clothes by Billy Collins

I Loved Thee, Atthis, in the Long Ago by Bliss Carman

On Love by Bliss Carman

Other Lives And Dimensions And Finally A Love Poem by Bob Hicok

Our Love by Bruce B. Wilmer

Bricklayer Love by Carl Sandburg

Let Love Go On by Carl Sandburg

Old-fashioned Requited Love by Carl Sandburg

Forgive them, O my Father by Cecil Frances Alexander

He is Coming, He is Coming by Cecil Frances Alexander

His are the Thousand Sparkling Rills by Cecil Frances Alexander

Jesus Calls Us by Cecil Frances Alexander

Once in Royal David’s City by Cecil Frances Alexander

Saw you Never, in the Twilight by Cecil Frances Alexander

Spirit of God, That Moved of Old by Cecil Frances Alexander

St. Patrick’s Breastplate Part 1 by Cecil Frances Alexander

St. Patrick’s Breastplate Part 3 by Cecil Frances Alexander

The Roseate Hues of Early dawn by Cecil Frances Alexander

I Love The Naked Ages Long Ago by Charles Baudelaire

For Jane by Charles Bukowski

For Jane: With All The Love I Had, Which Was Not Enough by Charles Bukowski

I'm In Love by Charles Bukowski

Out Of The Arm Of One Love... by Charles Bukowski

Raw With Love by Charles Bukowski

The Three Fishers by Charles Kingsley

Young and Old by Charles Kingsley

Changed by Charles Stuart Calverley

Love by Charles Stuart Calverley

Apostasy by Charlotte Bronte

Frances Part 1 by Charlotte Bronte

Frances Part 2 by Charlotte Bronte

Gilbert by Charlotte Bronte

Mementos by Charlotte Bronte

Passion by Charlotte Bronte

Pilates Wifes Dream by Charlotte Bronte

Preference by Charlotte Bronte

Regret by Charlotte Bronte

Stanzas by Charlotte Bronte

The Letter by Charlotte Bronte

The Missionary by Charlotte Bronte

The Teachers Monologue by Charlotte Bronte

The Wifes Will by Charlotte Bronte

The Wood by Charlotte Bronte

A DAUGHTER OF EVE by Christina Rossetti

A PORTRAIT by Christina Rossetti

AT Home by Christina Rossetti

BRIDE SONG by Christina Rossetti

COUSIN KATE by Christina Rossetti

Echo by Christina Rossetti

From Memory by Christina Rossetti

Love Sonnet by Christina Rossetti

Monna Innominata 4 by Christina Rossetti

Passing Away, Saith The World by Christina Rossetti

The Convent Threshold by Christina Rossetti

The First Day by Christina Rossetti

The Three Enemies by Christina Rossetti

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

Hero and Leander - The First Sestiad by Christopher Marlowe

Jupiter and Ganymede by Christopher Marlowe

Ovids Elegia 5: Corinnae concubitus by Christopher Marlowe

The Passionate Shepherd to his Love by Christopher Marlowe

Who Ever Loved That Loved Not at First Sight? by Christopher Marlowe

On a Lady Throwing Snow-Balls at Her Lover by Christopher Smart

The House Of Dust: Part 02: 07: Two Lovers: Overtones by Conrad Aiken

I'm A Fool To Love You by Cornelius Eady

The Married Lover by Coventry Patmore

Love by Czeslaw Milosz

Youre The One For Me by Dallas Fisher

Love and the Gentle Heart by Dante Alighieri

Mine eyes beheld the blessed pity spring by Dante Alighieri

Dream Love by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

From The House Of Life The Sonnet by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Insomnia by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Love Enthroned by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

LXXI The Choice, I by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Si by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Silent Noon by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Sister Helen Part 1 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Sudden Light by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Blessed Damozel by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Cloud Confines by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Kiss by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Portrait by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Venus Verticordia by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

XCVII A Superscription by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

XXXVI Life-In-Love by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Chiding by David Bates

Childhood by David Bates

Speak Gently by David Bates

The Colour Of My Love by David Foster and Arthur Janov

Lies About Love by David Herbert Lawrence

Love And Marilyn Monroe by Delmore Schwartz

Love After Love by Derek Walcott

Love's Strategems by Donald Justice

Light Of Love by Dorothy Parker

Love Song by Dorothy Parker

Purposely Ungrammatical Love Song by Dorothy Parker

Second Love by Dorothy Parker

The New Love by Dorothy Parker

From Love's First Fever To Her Plague by Dylan Thomas

Love In The Asylum by Dylan Thomas

 

Fulfillment by William Cavendish

Love Constrained to Obedience by William Cowper

Love and Folly by William Cullen Bryant

Summons To Love by William Drummond

De Nice Leetle Canadienne by William Henry Drummond

Sorrows of Werther by William Makepeace Thackeray

Love is enough by William Morris

A Lovers Complaint by William Shakespeare

A Lover To His Mistress by William Strode

An October Evening by William Wilfred Campbell

A Wrens Nest by William Wordsworth

A Pity, We Were Such a Good Invention by Yehuda Amaichai

A Statue of Eros by Zenodotos

New Love, New Life by Amy Levy

 

 

The Blessed Damozel by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Category : Love Poems

The blessed damozel leaned out
From the gold bar of Heaven;
Her eyes were deeper than the depth
Of waters stilled at even;
She had three lilies in her hand,
And the stars in her hair were seven.

Her robe, ungirt from clasp to hem,
No wrought flowers did adorn,
But a white rose of Mary's gift,
For service meetly worn;
Her hair that lay along her back
Was yellow like ripe corn.

Herseemed she scarce had been a day
One of God's choristers;
The wonder was not yet quite gone
From that still look of hers;
Albeit, to them she left, her day
Had counted as ten years.

(To one, it is ten years of years.
...Yet now, and in this place,
Surely she leaned o'er me -her hair
Fell all about my face...
Nothing: the autumn-fall of leaves.
The whole year sets apace.)

It was the rampart of God's house
That she was standing on;
By God built over the sheer depth
The which is Space begun;
So high, that looking downward thence
She scarce could see the sun.

It lies in Heaven, across the flood
Of ether, as a bridge.
Beneath, the tides of day and night
With flame and darkness ridge
The void, as low as where this earth
Spins like a fretful midge.

Around her, lovers, newly met
Mid deathless love's acclaims,
Spoke evermore among themselves
Their heart-remembered names;
And the souls mounting up to God
Went by her like thin flames.

And still she bowed herself and stooped
Out of the circling charm;
Until her bosom must have made
The bar she leaned on warm,
And the lilies lay as if asleep
Along her bended arm.

From the fixed place of Heaven she saw
Time like a pulse shake fierce
Through all the worlds. Her gaze still strove
Within the gulf to pierce
Its path; and now she spoke as when
The stars sang in their spheres.

The sun was gone now; the curled moon
Was like a little feather
Fluttering far down the gulf; and now
She spoke through the still weather.
Her voice was like the voice the stars
Had when they sang together.

(Ah sweet! Even now, in that bird's song,
Strove not her accents there,
Fain to be hearkened? When those bells
Possessed the midday air,
Strove not her steps to reach my side
Down all the echoing stair?)

'I wish that he were come to me,
For he will come,' she said.
'Have I not prayed in Heaven? -on earth,
Lord, Lord, has he not prayed?
Are not two prayers a perfect strength?
And shall I feel afraid?

'When round his head the aureole clings,
And he is clothed in white,
I'll take his hand and go with him
To the deep wells of light;
As unto a stream we will step down,
And bathe there in God's sight.

'We two will stand beside that shrine,
Occult, withheld, untrod,
Whose lamps are stirred continually
With prayer sent up to God;
And see our old prayers, granted, melt
Each like a little cloud.

'We two will lie i' the shadow of
That living mystic tree
Within whose secret growth the Dove
Is sometimes felt to be,
While every leaf that His plumes touch
Saith His Name audibly.

'And I myself will teach to him,
I myself, lying so,
The songs I sing here; with his voice
Shall pause in, hushed and slow,
And find some knowledge at each pause,
Or some new thing to know.'

(Alas! we two, we two, thou sayst!
Yea, one wast thou with me
That once of old. But shall God lift
To endless unity
The soul whose likeness with thy soul
Was but its love for thee?)

'We two,' she said, 'will seek the groves
Where the lady Mary is,
With her five handmaidens, whose names
Are five sweet symphonies,
Cecily, Gertrude, Magdalen,
Margaret and Rosalys.

'Circlewise sit they, with bound locks
And foreheads garlanded;
Into the fine cloth white like flame
Weaving the golden thread,
To fashion the birth-robes for them
Who are just born, being dead.

'He shall fear, haply, and be dumb:
Then will I lay my cheek
To his, and tell about our love,
Not once abashed or weak:
And the dear Mother will approve
My pride, and let me speak.

'Herself shall bring us, hand in hand,
To Him round Whom all souls
Kneel, the clear-ranged unnumbered heads
Bowed with their aureoles:
And angels meeting us shall sing
To their citherns and citoles.

'There will I ask of Christ the Lord
Thus much for him and me: -
Only to live as once on earth
With Love, -only to be,
As then awhile, for ever now
Together, I and he.'

She gazed and listened and then said,
Less sad of speech than mild, -
'All this is when he comes.' She ceased.
The light thrilled towards her, filled
With angels in strong level flight.
Her eyes prayed, and she smiled.

(I saw her smile.) But soon their path
Was vague in distant spheres:
And then she cast her arms along
The golden barriers,
And laid her face between her hands,
And wept. (I heard her tears.)

 

 

 

For Each Ecstatic Instant by Emily Dickinson

We play at paste by Emily Dickinson

The Heart Asks by Emily Dickinson

Till by Stuart Macfarlane

True Love by Stuart Macfarlane

What is Love? by Stuart Macfarlane

Celia Celia by Adrian Mitchell

A Vow To Venus by Robert Herrick

Love by Linda Macfarlane

Her Bed by Robert Herrick

Decade by Amy Lowell

You by Stuart Macfarlane

His Covenant Or Protestation To Julia by Robert Herrick

Mirror by Spike Milligan

 

 
   
 

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The 100 Best Love Poems of all Time

 

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Entering the tradition begun with The 100 Best Poems of All Time and The 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time is Leslie Pockell's anthology The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time, offering measured doses of cupidity. Working with Adrienne Avila and Katharine Rapkin, Pockell takes readers from Dante's Vita Nuova to love works by Shakespeare, Marlowe and Milton and by Rabindranath Tagore, Wislawa Szymborska and Frank O'Hara through to Gregory Orr, Judith Viorst and Sandra Cisneros.
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