Love is the most wonderful thing in the world worth celebrating. If you have someone special in your life and you want to communicate to them just how amazing they make you feel, this article is for you!
We know that not everybody is gifted with the talent and courage it takes to speak your heart out. For those, poetry might be the best source of inspiration and a great vehicle to convey their deepest desires and feelings.
There are as many ideas of love and how to describe it as people who were and are alive, so it’s only wise to use these experiences and descriptions to your own advantage. We’ve collected some of the most amazing love poems for her to help you say just how much you love and appreciate your partner.
There are some classics on this list, as well as some of the more modern attempts, so anyone can find something that fits their taste.
Of course, we encourage you to take your shot at writing romantic poems to your wife or girlfriend on your own. The more personal you get, the better. It’s all about expressing yourself and your feelings, so there are no wrong answers here. And it’s good to remember that a good poem doesn’t have to rhyme, which in our opinion, is a game changer.
But if you feel like you need some inspiration before you start, here’s the list of our favorite sweet love poems.
“She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron
Of Cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
meet in her aspect and her eyes.
Short love poems are a great way to tell her how you feel in a cute message in the mirror or on a card. You don’t need many words to illustrate the power of your feelings. With help from Lord Byron, she’ll know exactly how you see her.
“Since There’s No Help” by Michael Drayton
Nay, I have done, you get no more of me,
And I am glad, yea glad with all my heart
That thus so cleanly I myself can free;
Shake hands forever, cancel all our vows,
And when we meet at any time again,
Be it not seen in either of our brows
That we one jot of former love retain.
Now at the last gasp of Love’s latest breath,
When, his pulse failing, Passion speechless lies,
When Faith is kneeling by his bed of death,
And Innocence is closing up his eyes,
Now if thou wouldst, when all have given him over,
From death to life thou mightst him yet recover.
“Habitation” by Margaret Atwood
outside, eating popcorn
the edge of the receding glacier
where painfully and with wonder
at having survived even
we are learning to make fire
This poem is not about easy love but the one that endures. Through hardships, we learn about who we are and what kind of love we have. If this speaks to you, feel free to use this poem to tell her how lucky you are to have her in good and in bad.
“The Quiet World” by Jeffrey McDaniel
into each other’s eyes more,
and also to appease the mutes,
the government has decided
to allot each person exactly one hundred
and sixty-seven words, per day.
When the phone rings, I put it to my ear
without saying hello. In the restaurant
I point at chicken noodle soup.
I am adjusting well to the new way.
Late at night, I call my long distance lover,
proudly say I only used fifty-nine today.
I saved the rest for you.
When she doesn’t respond,
I know she’s used up all her words,
so I slowly whisper I love you
thirty-two and a third times.
After that, we just sit on the line
and listen to each other breathe.
“Bright Star, Would I Were Steadfast as Thou Art” by John Keats
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night,
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature’s patient sleepless eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors;
No yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever or else swoon to death.
This is the most famous sonnet written by the Romantic poet John Keats, and it speaks about true admiration and infatuation. You can never go wrong with a classic like that.
“Hopelessly In Love” by Keith Hank
I felt that I couldn’t love anyone,
That nobody would be able to fill the void in my heart,
But that all changed when I met you.
Then I came to realize you were always on my mind.
You’re funny and sweet.
You make me laugh and smile.
You take away all my anger and sadness.
You make me weak when I talk to you.
Then I started to write poems about you.
Now I have come to realize that I am hopelessly in love with you.
“To Lose Thee, Sweeter Than to Gain” by Emily Dickinson
All those hearts I knew.
It is true the drought is destitute,
But then I had a dew!
The Caspian has its realms of sand,
Its other realm of sea;
Without the sterile prerequisite
No Caspian could be.
Love is a risky game, but those in love are willing to play. Without the pain, we wouldn’t know the sweetness of this feeling, and that is what Emily Dickinson is trying to tell us in this poem.
“Defeated by Love” by Rumi
by the splendor of the moon
I fell to the ground
has made me sure
I am ready to forsake
this worldly life
to the magnificence
of your Being
“I Love You” by Harry Boslem
I can’t see you without feeling wonder.
I can’t touch you without feeling pure.
I can’t feel you without wanting more.
I can’t hold you without feeling safe.
I can’t kiss you without feeling great.
I can’t miss you without feeling pain.
I can’t meet you without wanting to again.
I can’t watch you without feeling awe.
I can’t love you without feeling loved.
I can’t lay with you without feeling passion.
I can’t stay away without feeling rationed.
I can’t dream of you without sleeping soundly.
I can’t cope without you around me.
I can’t sleep without you in the bed.
I can’t be alive without feeling your breath.
I can’t think without you on my mind.
I can’t leave without feeling unkind.
But most of all,
I can’t exist without you in my life.
“Love’s Philosophy” by Percy Bysshe Shelley
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 is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?
The world has its symmetry, but it wouldn’t even matter if the object of affection of the lyrical subject was not ready to reciprocate their love. Percy Bysshe Shelley points out that missing your love is a true misery, as nothing in this world should be single.
“Oh How I Love You” by Jennifer Betts
Violets are blue
When I see your face,
Oh how I love you.
I think of you all day.
And nightly too.
You make me smile.
Oh how I love you.
“Always For The First Time” by André Breton
That leaning over the precipice
Of the hopeless fusion of your presence and absence
I have found the secret
Of loving you
Always for the first time
“Poem for My Love” by June Jordan
in the night
Where are the stars that show us to our love
Outside the leaves flame usual in darkness
and the rain
falls cool and blessed on the holy flesh
the black men waiting on the corner for
a womanly mirage
I am amazed by peace
It is this possibility of you
and breathing in the quiet air
“I Love You” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
And red with a wild desire;
I love your eyes when the lovelight lies
Lit with a passionate fire.
I love your arms when the warm white flesh
Touches mine in a fond embrace;
I love your hair when the strands enmesh
Your kisses against my face.
Not for me the cold, calm kiss
Of a virgin’s bloodless love;
Not for me the saint’s white bliss,
Nor the heart of a spotless dove.
But give me the love that so freely gives
And laughs at the whole world’s blame,
With your body so young and warm in my arms,
It sets my poor heart aflame.
So kiss me sweet with your warm wet mouth,
Still fragrant with ruby wine,
And say with a fervor born of the South
That your body and soul are mine.
Clasp me close in your warm young arms,
While the pale stars shine above,
And we’ll live our whole young lives away
In the joys of a living love.
If you’re looking for love poems for her that steer into the erotic sub-genre, this one is for you. It’s tender, beautifully written, and truly romantic.
“Life Moves Way Too Fast” by Brenda L. Schafer
How did our lives get so consumed with nonsense along the way?
We used to take the time to laugh and play a game or two,
But now it seems we fight a lot and cry way too much, too.
So when you go to sleep at night, I’ll slip in by your side.
I’ll hold you close and squeeze you tight and feel amazing pride.
You’re the one that I love best; it’s very clear to see.
With every day I know I’m blessed that you’re a part of me.
Now let’s just try to slow it down and savor all that’s passed.
For that’s what molds our future, and life moves way too fast.
“By Candlelight” by Paul Holmes
Shadows dance upon the wall
Love grows ever strong.
“So Happy And So Proud” by Scott Sabatini
You’re the beating of my heart.
The love you give defines me.
My life is no longer dark.
You give your hand so sweetly.
I am lost if you’re away.
You have me so completely.
I cherish you night and day.
Without your breath, I cannot live.
I need your lips on mine.
Nothing at all I wouldn’t give.
I’ll take nothing and be fine.
For in your arms I’m always home,
So happy and so proud.
Never a day you’ll feel alone,
And I’ll yell it oh so loud.
I love you with all my heart.
“Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
It’s one of the love poems on our list that don’t look like a love poem at first glance. This classic by Robert Frost is all about passion and pain, two forces that rule love and life. Interestingly, it was featured in the movie Eclipse from the Twilight Saga, so if your partner is a fan of the series, this one she’ll recognize for sure!
“Love Sits on My Shoulder” by Jac Judy A. Campbell
It tells me how you love me and the words I want to hear.
Love is growing with you and filling in the gaps.
Love is our tomorrows, our future, and our past.
Love binds the ties together and secures them with a knot.
Love is our plans that we outgrew and the ones that we forgot.
Love is what we’ve had together all these blessed years.
Love sits on my shoulder and whispers in my ear.
“Because She Would Ask Me Why I Loved Her” by Christopher Brennan
No eyes would ever gaze in eyes;
If all our tale were told in speech
No mouths would wander each to each.
Were spirits free from mortal mesh
And love not bound in hearts of flesh
No aching breasts would yearn to meet
And find their ecstasy complete.
For who is there that lives and knows
The secret powers by which he grows?
Were knowledge all, what were our need
To thrill and faint and sweetly bleed?.
Then seek not, sweet, the “If” and “Why”
I love you now until I die.
For I must love because I live
And life in me is what you give.
“The Definition Of Love” by Andrew Marvell
As ’tis for object strange and high:
It was begotten by Despair
Magnanimous Despair alone
Could show me so divine a thing,
Where feeble Hope could ne’er have flown
But vainly flapped its tinsel wing.
And yet I quickly might arrive
Where my extended soul is fixed
But Fate does iron wedges drive,
And always crowds itself betwixt.
For Fate with jealous eye does see
Two perfect loves, nor lets them close:
Their union would her ruin be,
And her tyrranic power depose.
And therefore her decrees of steel
Us as the distant Poles have placed
(Though Love’s whole world on us doth wheel)
Not by themselves to be embraced,
Unless the giddy heaven fall,
And earth some new convulsion tear;
And, us to join, the world should all
Be cramped into a planisphere.
As lines (so loves) oblique may well
Themselves in every angle greet:
But ours so truly parallel,
Though infinite, can never meet.
Therefore the love which us doth bind,
But Fate so enviously debars,
Is the conjunction of the mind,
And opposition of the stars.
“Idle Dreams” by Joanna Fuchs
I imagined my true love;
A perfect match, a soulmate,
An angel from above.
Now you’re here, and now I know
Our love will stay and thrive and grow.
“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Another piece by Robert Frost on our list. This time we’re looking at the everlasting dilemma of choices and roads not taken. It’s a more philosophical poem, but it can also relate to the love lives of many. All of the choices led you to your partner, and that is amazing.
“A Dream Within A Dream” by Edgar Allan Poe
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow–
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand–
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep–while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
“Sweet Creature” (a fragment) by Harry Edward Styles and Thomas Edward Percy Hull
Had another talk about where it’s going wrong
But we’re still young
We don’t know where we’re going
But we know where we belong
And oh we started
Two hearts in one home
It’s hard when we argue
We’re both stubborn
I know, but oh
Sweet creature, sweet creature
Wherever I go, you bring me home
Sweet creature, sweet creature
When I run out of road, you bring me home
Love poems for her don’t have to be limited only to written poetry. After all, the art of songwriting originates from poetry. And if your lady is a Harry Styles fan, she’ll be very appreciative of you using his lyrics to allow your love to speak for itself.
“Lover” (a fragment) by Taylor Swift
And this is our place, we make the rules
And there’s a dazzling haze, a mysterious way about you dear
Have I known you twenty seconds or twenty years?
Can I go where you go?
Can we always be this close forever and ever?
And ah, take me out, and take me home
You’re my, my, my, my
We could let our friends crash in the living room
This is our place, we make the call
And I’m highly suspicious that everyone who sees you wants you
I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, but I want ’em all
Can I go where you go?
Can we always be this close forever and ever?
And ah, take me out, and take me home (forever and ever)
You’re my, my, my, my
We wouldn’t be able to forgive ourselves if we didn’t close our list with probably one of the most iconic modern love songs written by highly acclaimed Taylor Swift. Lover is the manifestation of one true, epic love. It’s perfect for every occasion, especially if you’re in love with a Swiftie (a Taylor Swift fan).
Poetic Phrases You Can Use in Your Love Poems for Her
- one and only girl
- just one moment
- precious moment
- last breath
- fairy tale
- love madly
- broken heart
- cloudy skies
- first sight
- million pictures
- two souls
- my heart aches
- when sunshine touches your skin
- a sky full of stars
- love of my life
- words goodbye
- you’re my entire world
- lucky charm
- take my breath away
- shadows and lights
- on my way home
- loving embrace
- soft kiss
Beautiful love poems for her can help you express the power of your feelings and admiration you have for your partner. You can take inspiration from poets who, over the centuries, have written about love in millions of forms and words and create your own love poems for her – unique and unforgettable, just like you two.
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