What is love? Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me no more! As much as this song by Haddaway is iconic, love is hard to define. Is it an emotion or a feeling? That could vary from person to person. Want to woo your girl with a little romance? But you weren’t born with a flair for poetry? It’s okay, that is why poets exist! Here are some poems for her to browse through for your beloved.
Let’s start off with classics! Here are some eternal love poems, that have stood the test of time
If you Forget me, by Pablo Neruda:
I want you to know
You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.
If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.
if each day,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
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,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.
He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven: W.B Yeats
Had I the heavens embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The 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.
Unending Love- Rabindranath Tagore
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, its age-old pain,
Its ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time:
You become an image of what is remembered forever.
You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
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.
Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man’s days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours –
And the songs of every poet past and forever.
What was Told, That- Rumi
What was said to the rose that made it open was said
to me here in my chest.
What was told the cypress that made it strong
and straight, what was
whispered the jasmine so it is what it is, whatever made
sugarcane sweet, whatever
was said to the inhabitants of the town of Chigil in
Turkestan that makes them
so handsome, whatever lets the pomegranate flower blush
like a human face, that is
being said to me now. I blush. Whatever put eloquence in
language, that’s happening here.
The great warehouse doors open; I fill with gratitude,
chewing a piece of sugarcane,
in love with the one to whom every that belongs!
[i carry your heart with me (i carry it in]- 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)
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 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).
She walks in Beauty- Lord Byron
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;
Thus, mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!”
Untitled: – rose salt
“What is it about you
That makes me fall madly
Leaving me with these
That make me want you
And only you
And I thin
I don’t ever want to leave
This rose-tinted existence
That I share with you
If you could only see what I see
And then I think you’d understand
Everything that I feel about you.”
Short Love Poems for her:
Poetry can be pages long, or a sentence long. Regardless of the length, poems are always so full of emotion. Here’s a few short poems to give you all the feels.
“I am yours,
The way the sea belongs to the moon,
The way the moon belongs to the sky,
And even if the jealous stars break and shatter upon the milky you
I will still see heaven in your eyes.” – Mark Anthony
“When I saw you, I fell in love,
And you smiled because you knew.” – William Shakespeare.
“This is my confession
As dark as I am,
I will always
Find enough light to adore you to pieces
With all of my pieces.” – Johnny Nguyen
Only you.” – Perry poetry
“In an endless garden of flowers,
I will always pick you.” – A.j lawless.
“I may never find words beautiful enough to describe all that you mean to me,
But I will spend the rest of my life searching for them.” – John Mark Green
“I would love to say that you make me weak in the knees,
But to be quite upfront and completely truthful,
You make my body forget it has knees at all.”- Tyler Knott Gregson.
The infinite galaxies-
But there is still no one quite
As magical as you.” – v.w
Love poems on jealousy:
“As I watch you now
Over the rim of my thoughts,
I realize too late
Always too late
That you are so much more
Than all these worn out adjectives.
I can’t understand
Why your ears still yearn
For the fallacies
Of past lovers’ promises.” – Karmen Wild
“I am an envious person
I watch in bitter resentment
As she flips her hair with ease
I crumble in despair
Knowing I will never have what she has
Her effortless beauty
Her kind heart
God, I hate that smile
Only because I can’t have it.” –J.star
“The right person, the wrong time
The right script, the wrong time
The right poem, the wrong rhyme
And a piece of you,
That was never mine.” – K.Towne Jr.
You are the ocean
And I am not good at swimming as you know
At times I am scared I might drown in your waves
But my love for the ocean has always been bigger than my fear of drowning
For you I choose love over fear.” –Lvh
“In some other life
We are standing
Side by side and
Laughing that, in
Some other life
We are apart.”- David Jones
“There is a love I reminisce,
Like a seed I’ve never sown.
Of lips that I am yet to kiss,
And eyes not meet my own.
Hands that wrap around my wrists
And arms that feel like home.
I wonder how it is I miss
These things I’ve never known.” – A stranger- Lang Leav
I am jealous of the sun rays,
For they can kiss you
I would want to kiss you.” – Alexandra Vasiliu
One line love poems for her:
In a hurry but still want to feel mushy? Here are one-line poems. Short yet full of emotion, compiled just for you.
“Love never had to make sense, just to be felt.” Ventum
“Had Da Vinci known your smile,
The world would’ve never met Mona’s.” -Pico147
“You are the poem I never knew how to write and this life is the story I have always wanted to tell.” – Tyler Knott Gregson
“Poetry is how I stay close to you.”– Marie Ho Schwarz
“You are a perfect sculpture of a thousand memories and beautiful entities.” – m.shurt
“I found you without looking,
And love you without trying.” – Mark Anthony
“I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
“Darling, you are all I ever wanted love to be.” – e.s
“All I want is to belong to you.
Your touch is poetry I want to write.” – Josh Walker
“You smell like love.
You are my favorite feeling.”- aestecuticc
“I love you past the moon and miss you beyond the stars.” – J.m storm
“I wish we had more time together. I wanted to turn to dust with you.”- Unknown.
“A sea of whiskey couldn’t intoxicate me as much as a drop of you.” – J.S Parker
“Love is madness, Once felt, it always finds it’s way back.” Ventum.
Deep Love Poems for her:
When you are feeling melancholic and want to dive deep into the world of emotion, these poems are for you.
“And so, I ask you
If my impact within your life was measured with water
Would I be a raindrop or a waterfall?
-was I everything or nothing.” Eliza poetry
“I am yours.
I am yours as the stars belong to the sky
And I am yours as the rivers belong to the sea.
I am yours as your tears belong to your eyes
And I am yours as your lungs belong
To the pattern in which you breathe.” Maps- Christopher Poindexter
“Forgive me if I stumble and fall
For I know not how to love too well
I am clumsy and my words
Do not form as I wish
So, let me kiss you instead
And Let my lips paint for you
All the pictures that my clumsy heart cannot.” -Atticus
“Show me the most damaged parts of your soul,
And I will show you how it shines like gold.” –Nikita Gill.
“I wish I wrote the way I thought;
With maddening hunger,
I’d write to the point of suffocation.
I’d write myself into nervous breakdowns.
Manuscripts spiraling out like tentacles into abysmal nothing.
And I’d write about you
A lot more than I should.” Benedict Smith
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Sad Love poems for her:
“When you ache,
I come running.
When I ache,
You leave me that way.”- N.M Sanchez
“You told me that you had my back,
And I thought that it was true,
Now my shadow’s still behind me,
But where on earth are you?”- e.h
“The only thing I knew
Is that I was a second
And she was eternity
I spun in clocks
And she swirled in stars and I,
I did not deserve her.” – Christopher Poindexter
“If people were days
You would be Sunday Afternoons
Drenched in Sunlight
And lazy kisses
And I would be Monday mornings
Wrapped up in coffee stains
And crawling traffic
Spending all my time
Wishing Sunday afternoons
Had never left.”– e.j
“When words run dry
He does not try
Nor do I.
We are on par.
He just is,
I just am,
And we just are.” – He and I by Lang Leav
“The moon split in half and the stars crumbled,
Falling like fireworks into the sea.
I watched my world fall apart the day my love left me.” – Christy Ann Martine
“Darling, let me tell you a secret.
In my heart we were always kissing.”- Alexandra Vasiliu
“We loved with a lover that was more than love.”– Edgar Allan Poe
For the Love that was lost:
“I searched every room inside your soul
Looking for your missing pieces
So, I could put you pack together
And all you did
Was lock me in.” – Brittany poetry
“I have a million tiny wishes stored in the stars,
And I’ve whispered your name like a prayer
To every single one.” Nour Saad.
“I can’t help but wonder what could have bee
If you had given me more than just a window to admire you through.”- Rebecca Butt.
“She is neither pink nor pale,
And she never will be all mind;
She learned her hands in a fairy tale,
And her mouth on a valentine.
She has more hair than she needs;
In the sun ‘tis a woe to me!
And her voice is a string of colored beads,
Or steps leading into the sea.
She loves me all that she can,
And her ways to my ways resign;
But she was not made for any man,
And she never will be all mine.” Witch Wife- Edna Saint Vincent Millay.
“Maybe when the time is right
You will find me again.” K. tolone
“I feel you everywhere
I look for you in everything.”- Butterflies rising
“On my silent days
I miss you a little louder.”- c.c.aurel
“Sometimes you are going to miss a person
Who was an almost to you?
And feel sad because there is no name for that feeling.
You just feel it in a way that makes you tired to your very bones.” Almost feelings: Nikita Gill
“We both drowned under the waves of words we weren’t saying.” Ben Maxfield
“Letters of silence,
They float into the night sky
All addressed to you.” Steven Flint
So these were 50+ Love Poems to Woo Your Lady Love!