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Love Poems for Valentine’s Day

People have used poems to express their feelings for centuries.

By:  |  February 14, 2020  |    482 Words

This Valentine’s Day, LNGenZ presents a selection of love poems for you to enjoy.

Why not read them to a loved one?

An Intercepted Valentine

by Carolyn Wells

Little Bo-Peep, will you be mine?
I want you for my Valentine.
You are my choice of all the girls,
With your blushing cheeks and your fluttering curls,
With your ribbons gay and your kirtle neat,
None other is so fair and sweet.
Little Bo-Peep, let’s run away,
And marry each other on Midsummer Day;
And ever to you I’ll be fond and true,

Your faithful Valentine,
LITTLE BOY BLUE.

 

A Valentine to a Little Child

by Evaleen Stein

Dear heart, on this thrice-blessed day,
An thou my sweetheart be,
The rose of love shall bide always
Upon the red-rose tree.

And in the garden of my heart
So ceaselessly shall shine,
The little birds will know thou art
Mine own true Valentine.

And I will bid them wing and sing
To all good winds that blow,
That to thy little feet they bring
All blessings, even so.

And o’er thy cradle I will coax,
By every lucky charm,
The friendship of the fairy folks
To fold thee from all harm.

So may they hover round thy head
And gently there upon,
As doth the April sunshine, shed
Most gracious benison.

And all fair gifts that Fortune hath,
I’ll pray she promise these,
And that she loose about thy path
All sweet influences.

Then here’s a kiss! and there’s a kiss!
And kisses, one, two, three!
I seal them in the folds of this,
And speed them unto thee!

 valentine hearts

Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven

by William Butler Yeats

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

 

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 love thee to the level of every day’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 the 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.

 

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