The Most Famous Love Poems

… Perfect for marriage proposals, love notes, written cards, ecards and letters.

William Shakespeare – Sonnet 40

Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all: What hast thou then more than thou hadst before? ...

William Shakespeare – Sonnet 65

... Shall time’s best jewel from time’s chest lie hid? Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back? Or who his spoil of beauty can forbid? O, none, unless this miracle have might, That in black ink my love may still shine bright.

Ben Jonson – Song to Celia

... Suns that set may rise again; But if once we lose this light, ’Tis with us perpetual night. Why should we defer our joys? ...

Sara Teasdale – I Am Not Yours

I am not yours, not lost in you, Not lost, although I long to be Lost as a candle lit at noon, Lost as a snowflake in the sea. ...

Pablo Neruda – Carnal Apple

Carnal apple, Woman filled, burning moon, dark smell of seaweed, crush of mud and light, what secret knowledge is clasped between your pillars?

e. e. cummings – i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it ...

Pablo Neruda – I Do Not Love You

I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire.

Ella Wilcox – Love’s Language

How does Love speak? In the faint flush upon the telltale cheek, And in the pallor that succeeds it ...

Kahlil Gibran – Who Among You

Who among you would not wake from the sleep of life if love were to brush your spirit with its fingertips? ...

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