You could also think about learning and memorising the lines yourself and make St Valentine's really special by reciting the poem aloud to your loved one over St Valentine's Day dinner. This would be a thrilling departure from normal conversation and take you both into a fantasy romantic world. It will cost very little other than your time and will create a permanent effect and romantic point of reference for the rest of your life together. Every time either of you hears or reads the words of that poem, there will be an immediate romantic association
St Valentine's Day Love Poems come in many shapes and sizes and there are hundreds to suit all personalities. If you are the romantic type, you can have a wonderful time browsing through Shakespeare's sonnets or the many wonderful Poems by poets such as Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barret Browning, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Raleigh, Edgar Allen Poe, Percy Bysse Shelley, John Keats or Lord Byron to name but a few.
Of course, the master of romantic writing is Shakespearee himself! Please find below some of theses romantic quotes from his most romantic play - Romeo & Juliet :
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs, being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes, being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers' tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall and a preserving sweet"
Shakespeare love quote from Romeo & Juliet - Act 1, Scene 1
“Alas, that love, so gentle in his view, Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof”
Love quote from Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet Act 1, Scene 1
“This bud of love by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet”
Love quote from Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet Act 2, Scene 1
"Come what sorrow can, it cannot countervail the exchange of joy that one short minute gives me in her sight"
Shakespeare Love quote from Romeo & Juliet Act 2 Scene 6
“Lovers can do their amorous rites by their own beauties”
Love quote from Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet Act 3, Scene 2
You could chose one of the better know romantic poems. A few excerpts below may give you some ideas.
Elizabeth Barret Browning's 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.
Oscar Wilde's HER VOICE
The wild bee reels from bough to bough
With his furry coat and his gauzy wing,
Now in a lily-cup, and now
Setting a jacinth bell a-swing,
In his wandering;
Sit closer love: it was here I trow
I made that vow,
Swore that two lives should be like one
As long as the sea-gull loved the sea,
As long as the sunflower sought the sun,-
It shall be, I said, for eternity
'Twixt you and me!
Rupert Brooke's THE GREAT LOVER
I have been so great a lover: filled my days
So proudly with the splendour of Love's praise,
The pain, the calm, and the astonishment,
Desire illimitable, and silent content,
And all dear names men use, to cheat despair,
For the perplexed and viewless streams that bear
Our hearts at random down the dark of life
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
I have you fast in my fortress,
And will not let you depart,
But put you down into the dungeon
In the round-tower of my heart.
And there will I keep you forever,
Yes, forever and a day,
Till the walls shall crumble to ruin,
And moulder in dust away.
However, St Valentine's Day Love Poems do not have to be romantic - they can be short funny verses. Here are a few which might appeal to you if you prefer a less romantic approach.
Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue
It's Valentines Day
and I love you
My love is like a cabbage
Divided into two
The leaves I give to others, the heart I give to you
Valentines are stupid
Valentines are dumb, so why do we get upset if no one sends us one!
I hope the idea of a St Valentine's Day Love Poem will give you food for thought.
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