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Love Poetry

We have featured below the most famous Love poetry by the most celebrated Poets covering both Classic and Modern Love poetry ensuring that your search for the online love poetry of your choice will be successful. Click any link to go to the section dedicated to your chosen love poem. We highly recommend the following sites for Love Quotes:
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A Blue Valentine - love poetry by Joyce Kilmer
A Charm Invests a Face - love poetry by Emily Dickinson
A Farewell to False Love - Tender Poem by Sir Walter Raleigh
A Nocturnal Reverie - love poetry by Anne Finch
A Red Red Rose - love poetry by Robert Burns
Annabel Lee - love Verses by Edgar Allan Poe
Art thou pale for weariness - love poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Beautiful Dreamer - love poetry by Stephen Foster 
Beauty - love poetry by John Masefield
Because She Would Ask Me Why I Loved Her - love poetry by Christopher Brennan
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - love Verses by Thomas Moore
Bride Song - Tender Poemy by Christina Rossetti
Bright Star, Would I Were Steadfast as Thou Art - love poetry by John Keats

Celestial Love - love poetry by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Come live with me and be my love - Tender Poem by Christopher Marlowe
Come slowly - love poetry by Emily Dickinson

Desire - love poetry by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Eros - love poetry by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faithless Sally Brown - love poetry by Thomas Hood
Farewell, Love - Tender Poem by Thomas Wyatt
For beauty being the best of all we know - love Verses by Robert Bridges
Forget Not Yet - love poetry by Thomas Wyatt

Great Lover - love poetry by Rupert Brooke

Heart, we will forget him - Tender Poem by Emily Dickinson
Helas - love poetry by Oscar Wilde
Her Voice - love Verses by Oscar Wilde
How Do I Love Thee? - Tender Poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I am shut out of mine own heart - love poetry by Christopher Brennan
I have loved flowers that fade - love poetry by Robert Bridges
I Watched Thee - love poetry by Lord Byron
If thou must love me, let it be for nought - Tender Poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Jane - love poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair - lyrics by Stephen Foster

Katharine - love poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson

La Belle Dame Sans Merci - love poetry by John Keats
Life in a Love - love poetry by Robert Browning
Life - Tender Poem by Sir Walter Raleigh
Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - love poetry by T S Eliot
Love - what is love - love Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
Love - Tender Poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Love and Friendship - love Verses by Emily Bronte
Lucys Song - love poetry by Charles Dickens

Marriage Morning - love poetry by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Meeting at Night - love poetry by Robert Browning
Merciles Beaute - Tender Poem by Geoffrey Chaucer
Music, when soft voices die - love poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley
My delight and thy delight - love Verses by Robert Bridges
My Last Duchess - love poetry by Robert Browning

O Nightingale - love poetry by John Milton
Ode To A Nightingale - Famous Ode by John Keats
Ozymandias - love poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poem 22 (I gave myself to him) - Tender Poem by Emily Dickinson 
Porphyria's Lover - Tender Poem by Robert Browning
Praised Be Diana's Fair and Harmless Light - love poetry by Sir Walter Raleigh

Remember - love poetry by Christina Rossetti
Remembrance - love poetry by Emily Bronte
Retrospect - Tender Poem by Rupert Brooke
Rosabelle - love poetry by Sir Walter Scott
Rose of all the World - love Verses by D.H.Lawrence
Rover - love poetry by Sir Walter Scott
Ruth - Tender Poem by Thomas Hood

She Comes Not When Noon is on the Roses - love poetry by Herbert Trench
She is Far from the Land - love poetry by Thomas Moore
She Walks In Beauty like the Night - love poetry by Lord Byron
Sonnets from the Portuguese - 14 - Famous Sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Sonnets from the Portuguese - 43 - Famous Sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Sonnet 002 - When forty winters shall besiege thy brow - Famous Sonnet by William Shakespeare
Sonnet 018 - Shall I compare thee to a summer's day - Famous Sonnet by William Shakespeare
Sonnet 029 - When in disgrace - Famous Sonnet by William Shakespeare 
Sonnet 055 - Not marble nor the gilded monuments - Famous Sonnet by William Shakespeare 
Sonnet 109 - O never say that I was false of heart - Famous Sonnet by William Shakespeare
Sonnet 116 - Let me not to the marriage of true minds - Famous Sonnet by William Shakespeare
Sonnet 126 - O thou, my lovely boy - Famous Sonnet by William Shakespeare
Sonnet 130 - My Mistress eyes - Famous Sonnet by William Shakespeare 
Sonnet 133 - Beshrew that heart - Famous Sonnet by William Shakespeare
Sonnet 137 - Thou blind fool love - Famous Sonnet by William Shakespeare
Sonnet 142 - Love is my sin - Famous Sonnet by William Shakespeare
Sonnet 147 - My love is as a fever - Famous Sonnet by William Shakespeare

Tears, Idle Tears - Tender Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Arctic Lover - love poetry by William Cullen Bryant
The Great Lover - love poetry by Rupert Brooke
The Lady of Shalott - Tender Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - love poetry by T S Eliot
The Love Unfeigned - Tender Poem by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd - Tender Poem by Sir Walter Raleigh
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love - love poetry by Christopher Marlowe
The Presence of Love - love poetry by Samuel Taylor Coleridge 
They Flee from Me - Tender Poem by Thomas Wyatt
To A Husband - love poetry by Anne Finch
To Jane - love poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley
To My Wife - love poetry by Oscar Wilde

Venus and Adonis - love poetry by William Shakespeare
Vision upon the Fairy Queen - love poetry by Sir Walter Raleigh
Voices at the Window - Tender Poem by Sir Philip Sydney
Voice - love poetry by Thomas Hardy

Wedlock - love poetry by Benjamin Franklin
When I am dead - Tender Poem by Christina Rossetti
When We Two Parted - love poetry by Lord Byron
Where Shall The Lover Rest - Tender Poem by Sir Walter Scott
Who Ever Loved, That Loved Not at First Sight? - love poetry by Christopher Marlowe
Woman's Constancy - love poetry by John Donne

You'll love me yet and I can tarry - love poetry by Robert Browning

   Love Poetry

There are so many wonderful poems to choose from it is difficult to know where to make a start! We have therefore devised a Top 20 List of our favourite poems. It was an extremely difficult task and obviously our choice, in the end, was based on personal preferences! We hope that the list will provide our readers with as much pleasure that these famous verses have given to us. A good knowledge of these famous verses will provide all students and children with a good grounding of the subject. Each poet has a different style of writing making expert use of the English language. We have been asked on many occasions which is our favourite poem. Impossible! Writing styles, subject matter and even childhood memories influence choices, so we gave up and endeavoured to, at least, compile a list of our top twenty famous and favourite poems! The first line of the famous verse has been included to jog the memory! Please refer to the Index for the Top 20 list! We can, however give examples of some lovely verses from a selection of the most popular love poems ever written:

William Shakespeare Sonnet 18

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 dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest 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.

Because She Would Ask Me Why I Loved Her a Love poem by Christopher Brennan

If questioning would make us wise
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.

"If thou must love me, let it be for nought" a famous love poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 
If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only. Do not say
"I love her for her smile her look her way
Of speaking gently, for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of ease on such a day"
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee, and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheek dry,
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby!
But love me for love's sake, that evermore
Thou may'st love on, through love's eternity.
 

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