Valentine's Day is marked full of love letters, songs, sonnets and more writing created to express love. To honor Valentine's Day this year, we thought we'd share some of our favorite love poems. Enjoy! Sonnet 43 - How do I love thee? Let me count the ways by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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 the 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.
Love Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare
Shall I compare you to a summer's day? You are more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease has 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 your eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose possession of that fair you owe; Nor shall Death brag you wander in his shade, When in eternal lines to time you grow: 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 soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)