Short Love Poems

Sometimes, emotions defy description. This selection of short love poems and sonnets may help you put into words exactly how you are feeling. When you have found the right words, it's up to you to decide whether you share them with your beloved or just enjoy the satisfaction of having defined your feelings. (Hint: Sharing is caring!!)

Most of these classic love poems are for the old-fashioned at heart, but do feel free to share your own favourite whether it be classic or modern (or original) with us below.

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And now to those short love poems:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning poems

Emily Dickinson Poems

Walt Whitman poems

Shall I compare thee to a summers day? (Sonnet XIII) by William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer's lease hath all too short a date:

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;

Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st;

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

I Carry Your Heart with Me by 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)

I fear 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 the 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)

Night Thoughts by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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!

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