8 Sweet, Simple & Short Love Poems For Your BIGGEST Crush

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Poetry is meant to be shared.

Sharing poetry is like sharing a piece of yourself with someone you love. Poetry can be a window to the soul, making it easier for the person you love to know more about you.


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There is probably a reason you love the poems you love, right? Maybe it’s the cadence or the words, but something about those poems make you swoon and your heart beat faster.

So what better way to reveal a little piece of yourself than to share these poems with your crush?

I don’t know about you, but sometimes, I feel like 20 Questions can get pretty boring after a while. Yes, it’s important that you learn more about your crush (duh), but that’s only scratching the surface.

When it comes to the important things in life, you need more than a few general questions to get to know someone, especially if they mean a lot to you.

So what does that mean for you? It means sometimes you need to get a little more personal than you’re used to. And if you’re like me, that’s not always so easy.

But what IS easy is showing my crush something important to me, not just talking about it.

So instead of feeling uncomfortable talking about my personal life with someone I’m still getting to know, I can let him see some of my favorite things firsthand and make his own conclusion.

And hopefully, he sees that there’s a reason that Emily Dickinson or e.e. cummings is your favorite poet, and will want to learn more about them and how they impact your life.


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See? Sharing is so much more intimate than just talking with your crush, and I’ll bet you learn something totally new about him in the process.

We’ve gathered up our favorite short love poems for your romantic enjoyment. Read it aloud to your sweetie, sent them a romantic email or text, or even leave it clipped to the fridge!

 

Touched by an Angel


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.

Maya Angelou

 

Is it too late to touch you, Dear?


Is it too late to touch you, Dear?
We this moment knew --
Love Marine and Love terrene --
Love celestial too –

— Emily Dickinson

 

Night Thoughts


OH, unhappy stars! your fate I mourn,

Ye by whom the sea-toss'd sailor's lighted,
Who with radiant beams the heav'ns adorn,

But by gods and men are unrequited:
For ye love not,--ne'er have learnt to love!
Ceaselessly in endless dance ye move,
In the spacious sky your charms displaying,

What far travels ye have hasten'd through,
Since, within my loved one's arms delaying,

I've forgotten you and midnight too!

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Under the Harvest Moon


Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
Who remembers.

Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions.

Carl Sandburg

 

Love's Philosophy


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 divine
In one spirit meet and 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 disdained 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?

— Percy Bysshe Shelley
 

The Ragged Wood


O hurry where by water among the trees
The delicate-stepping stag and his lady sigh,
When they have but looked upon their images -
Would none had ever loved but you and I!

Or have you heard that sliding silver-shoed
Pale silver-proud queen-woman of the sky,
When the sun looked out of his golden hood? -
O that none ever loved but you and I!

O hurty to the ragged wood, for there
I will drive all those lovers out and cry -
O my share of the world, O yellow hair!
No one has ever loved but you and I.

— William Butler Yeats

 

To My Dear and Loving Husband


If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.
I prize thy love more then whole Mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee, give recompence.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persevere,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

— Anne Bradstreet

 

Love


And in Life's noisiest hour,
There whispers still the ceaseless Love of Thee,
The heart's Self-solace and soliloquy.
You mould my Hopes, you fashion me within ;
And to the leading Love-throb in the Heart
Thro' all my Being, thro' my pulse's beat ;
You lie in all my many Thoughts, like Light,
Like the fair light of Dawn, or summer Eve
On rippling Stream, or cloud-reflecting Lake.
And looking to the Heaven, that bends above you,
How oft! I bless the Lot that made me love

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

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