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Love Poems for Your Beloved

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Love poems often share your feelings - the sentiments you carry in your heart for the one you love - better than you can sometimes. While few people nowadays would appreciate reading love poems aloud to one another, they might like a book of poetry to read or a love poem written to them in a card or love letter.

You could write your own poem or you can share one of your favorites with your beloved. Be honest about the writer because plagiarism is uncool and unromantic. But whether you are seeking actual text or mere inspiration, here are some sources for classic love poems -


Love Poems – A Collection of Classic Poems for Valentine’s Day

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This compilation by the Guide to Poetry links you to lovely poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and William Shakespeare among others. Among the highlights are well-known quotes, including “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” and “How do I love thee?”

Wedding Readings from Classic Love Poems

Although the Guide to Weddings shares these poems as examples of readings for wedding ceremonies, the words are classic and fitting for anniversaries, special occasions, or just because. Lord Byron, Emily Dickenson, and George Eliot are among the writers whose work is featured in this article. The best part? The poems are printed in their entirety.

Renaissance Love Poems

Short but sweet, this list of English Renaissance poems by the Guide to Medieval History features links to the poems of Ben Jonson, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Christopher Marlowe. Romantic is the first word that will come to the lips of whoever reads one of these poems.

Top 10 Love Poem Books – Collections of Love Poetry

The Guide to Honeymoons has put together a list of poetry books with details on each, including prices. The most intriguing titles on the list are You Drive Me Crazy: Love Poems for Real Life, which seems more lighthearted and fun than tradition love poetry, and Marriage Poems, which promises to take readers through the many stages of marriage.

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