5 Classic Love Poems For Your Valentine

5 Classic Love Poems For Your Valentine

Are you the one who eats, drinks, lives and loves poems and all other literary classics? If so, then you are better off writing one of these classic love poems on a parched piece of paper and gift it to your sweetheart. Tuck it under his pillow at night; he’ll love this romantic gesture of yours. Read these classic love poems for your valentine and decide which one is the best for your beloved.

1. How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) – Elizabeth Barett 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 every day’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.

2. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Sonnet 18) – 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 growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

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