Top 10 Romantic Love Poems

Love the most wonderful feeling in the world. But as said whatever you feel you should express it. But when it comes to express feelings of love for someone special we get confuse as we are not hallowed with the poetic words. As long as we have poets in the world we have love poems because what’s best than the inspiration of love. So here we provide you with most romantic love poems to express your love for yours someone special as expressing love do not require any occasion.


1. ‘A Drinking Song’ by W.B. Yeats

‘A Drinking Song’ by W.B

The poem by name does not suggest us a love poem. But it is actually showing the love of men for whom love is like alcohol more he consumes it more he fell for it. Yeats has expressed the feeling in the way he has consumed a lot of alcohol and how he feels for his love in the phase of alcoholism.

“Wine comes in at the mouth

And love comes in at the eye;

That’s all we shall know for truth

Before we grow old and die.

I lift the glass to my mouth,

I look at you, and I sigh.”


2. ‘Another Valentine’ by Wendy Cope

‘Another Valentine’ by Wendy Cope

“Another Valentine” is a poem dedicated to the life of a couple that have been together for a long time. Cope always finds difficulty with the fact of expressing the feeling of love for that someone special on one particular day. For her the feeling of love was for cherishing always. And her thinking brought her to the world of writing when she find her love of life and she wrote a poem to express her feeling to him called ‘Another Valentine ‘. This poem ahs a wonderful line that cherishes your love for all the time ‘you know I’m yours and I know you are mine’.

“Today we are obliged to be romantic

And think of yet another valentine.

We know the rules and we are both pedantic:

Today’s the day we have to be romantic.

Our love is old and sure, not new and frantic.

You know I’m yours and I know you are mine.

And saying that has made me feel romantic,

My dearest love, my darling valentine.”


3. ‘Bright Star’ by John Keats

‘Bright Star’ by John Keats

John Keats, whose writing was melancholic, was amongst the leading English Romantic Poets of his times. He did not lead a very healthy life and died at the early age of 26 in Rome. He was one of the famous Spanish and Spain has a museum which is dedicated to his wonderful life of writing. He took a long time to complete his poem ‘Bright Stars’. The feeling of Sensual is celebrated in the line, ‘pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast’.

 “Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art–

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 stedfast, 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.”


4. ‘We Are Made One with What We Touch and See’ by Oscar Wilde

‘We Are Made One with What We Touch and See’ by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde is one of the writers who is famous for his comedy plays and amusing quotations. And he little did have poems in his bunch. But his one famous poem based on the theme of love and romance created a bizarre in the town for him. This poem has the joyful line; ‘we draw the spring into our hearts and feel that life is good’. He was also sentenced for two years for his romantic exploits but there also he never gave up his writing.

“We shall be notes in that great Symphony

Whose cadence circles through the rhythmic spheres,

And all the live World’s throbbing heart shall be

One with our heart, the stealthy creeping years

Have lost their terrors now, we shall not die,

The Universe itself shall be our Immortality!”


5. ‘Wild Nights’ by Emily Dickinson

‘Wild Nights’ by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is one of the leading most popular American poet and writer of her times. She was very much passionate about love interest of her life and that actually reflected in her words of ‘Wild Nights’. People believed that she was always in her fantasy world as she always led a isolated life. And nobody till date ever came to know for the lyrics of ‘Wild Nights’ were dedicated.

“Wild nights! Wild nights!

Were I with thee,

Wild nights should be

Our luxury!

Futile the winds

To a heart in port,

Done with the compass,

Done with the chart.

Rowing in Eden!

Ah! the sea!

Might I but moor

To-night in thee!


6. ‘Unending Love’ by Rabindranath Tagore

‘Unending Love’ by Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore is a famous Indian playwright. Rabindranath was not at all into writing for love. But as said everyone in his life has felt the warmth of love so was for Rabindranath Tagore too. The feelings of love of him forced him to pen down his love for that someone special which resulted in one of famous romantic poems “Unending Love” which has realisation of the two lovers that are distance apart.

“I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…

In life after life, in age after age, forever.

My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,

That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,

In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, it’s age old pain,

It’s ancient tale of being apart or together.

As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,

Clad in the light of a pole-star, piercing the darkness of time.

You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.

At the heart of time, love of one for another.

We have played along side millions of lovers,

Shared in the same shy sweetness of meeting,

the distressful tears of farewell,

Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you

The love of all man’s days both past and forever:

Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.

The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours –

And the songs of every poet past and forever.”


7. ‘Love Sonnet 130’ by William Shakespeare

‘Love Sonnet 130’ by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare the most sacrosanct dramatist in history has 154 sonnets in his bunch of writings which were published in 1609. The Shakespeare was the most romantic, passionate love writer of his time and his all sonnets are actually the spring for quotations on the subject of romance, love and craze.

“My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;

Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;

If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;

If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.

I have seen roses damask’d, red and white,

But no such roses see I in her cheeks;

And in some perfumes is there more delight

Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.

I love to hear her speak, yet well I know

That music hath a far more pleasing sound;

I grant I never saw a goddess go;

My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:

And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare

As any she belied with false compare.”


8. ‘A Red, Red Rose’ by Robert Burns

‘A Red, Red Rose’ by Robert Burns

‘O, my love is like a red, red, rose, that is newly sprung in June’ by Robert Burns is the most romantic poem of all the times. Firstly this was released as a poem by Burns but later the lyrics of the poem were felt so touching, they were adopted for a beautiful love song. Burns belong to Scotland and is most famous Scotsmen till the time and his birth anniversary 25th January is still celebrated around the world in his memory.

“O my Luve’s like a red, red rose,

That’s newly sprung in June:

O my Luve’s like the melodie,

That’s sweetly play’d in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonie lass,

So deep in luve am I;

And I will luve thee still, my dear,

Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,

And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;

And I will luve thee still, my dear,

While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare-thee-weel, my only Luve!

And fare-thee-weel, a while!

And I will come again, my Luve,

Tho’ ’twere ten thousand mile! ”


9. ‘How Do I Love Thee’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

‘How Do I Love Thee’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the famous poets of her time. Being Victorian women of England she had an advantage of having a good education. She was a woman of her interests and she pursued her interest of writing poems and later found the love of her life in her colleague who was also a writer, Robert Browning and she married to him against her family wishes and left England. She did not have much love poems in her bunch but one of most loved romantic poem is still remembered which has magical words as; ‘‘how do I love thee, let me count the ways’.

 “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.

I love thee to the level of everyday’s

Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.

I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;

I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love thee with a passion put to use

In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.”


10. ‘Love Is’ by Adrian Henri

‘Love Is’ by Adrian Henri

Late Adrian Henri is the most romantic poet of his time gave us a lot of romantic poems. Along with his fellow poets Roger McGough and Brian Patten, gave romantic poems a new identity. They did not gave poems for any occasion like weddings, Valentine’s but their true specialisation of writing was in expressing the love of every day life the two lovers feel. His famous poems were ‘The Mersey Sound’, ‘Love is a fan club with only two fans’ and ‘Love is what happens when the music stops.

“Love is…

Love is feeling cold in the back of vans

Love is a fanclub with only two fans

Love is walking holding paintstained hands

Love is.

Love is fish and chips on winter nights

Love is blankets full of strange delights

Love is when you don’t put out the light

Love is

Love is the presents in Christmas shops

Love is when you’re feeling Top of the Pops

Love is what happens when the music stops

Love is

Love is white panties lying all forlorn

Love is pink nightdresses still slightly warm

Love is when you have to leave at dawn

Love is

Love is you and love is me

Love is prison and love is free

Love’s what’s there when you are away from me

Love is…”

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