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Love Poems for Him and Her | 33 Poems for your Boyfriend and Girlfriend

Romantic relationships always involve mutual effort and endless trust. A man also attaches great importance to respect in his relationship. Couples who can empower each other can take one more step towards a long relationship. Writing a beautiful poem to the man you love, giving a poem as a gift is a means of expressing your feelings for him. In this context, I have collected the most beautiful poems under the headings of “love poems about him, love poems for him, i love you poems for him, love poems for him from the heart”. Let’s choose the best poem for your boyfriend, fiance or husband! 

What is the Most Beautiful Love Poem Ever Written?

When I examine the classics and famous poets, I see many poems written about love. Some of these poems stand out. Here are the most beautiful love poems for him from the heart, love poems about him and short love poems for him…

Now, let's look at my list of the best love poems about him ever. For more love poems for him, please visit our website. The first poem is "How Do I Love Thee?," by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This poem is a classic. 

It starts, "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." The rest of the sonnet lists the methods and concludes, "I shall but love thee better after death." as an example. It's fairly spectacular to love beyond this life.

How Do I Love Thee? Poem 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.

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The first poem on our site in this category is Pablo Neruda's poem “I Love You More Than I Love You”. There is no rhyme or meter in this work because it was initially written in Spanish and Mark Eisner translated it into English. Still, the lyrics of the poem remain impressive.

I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You Poem by Pablo Neruda
I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.

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The other one is "Sonnet 116," by William Shakespeare. There were many sonnets to choose from, but this one contains the most influential lines for me. In this sonnet, Shakespeare examines what love is not. I chose this full of emotion poem for you.

Sonnet 116: Let Me Not To The Marriage Of True Minds Poem by William Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.

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"Valentine," by Carol Ann Duffy, always comes across as a top poem. One of the most read love poems, “Valentine” contains several important themes. These themes include love, individualism, vanity, convention, and materialism. The poet metaphorically likens her love to an onion in poetry. In this poem, Duffy offers her valentine an onion, "a moon wrapped in brown paper."

Valentine Poem by Carol Ann Duffy

Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.
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The poem I chose last is "Good Bones," by Maggie Smith. Do you remember the words of the character Alice played by Natalie Portman in the movie Closer? “Where is this love? I can't see it, I can't touch it. I can't feel it. I can hear it. I can hear some words, but I can't do anything with your easy words.” In "Good Bones", Maggie Smith explains that love isn't just about saying "I love you". Love comes across as an optimistic love. This love inspires everyone. And the person who loves should not neglect to make her or his love felt. The fifth poem under the title “love poems about him”.

Valentine Poem by Carol Ann Duffy

Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

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Other poems under the title “love poems about him”.

"Romantics," by Lisel Mueller. 
Sonnet 14 - If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be For Nought Poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Y..... The Balloon Poem by Aufie Zophy
All Love Is Love Poem by Susan Lacovara
Life Is Love, And Love Is Life Poem by Anna Jonson

How to Write a Love Poem: From a Love Expert

I have compiled different options from many poets for you. But if you still want to write something to your lover, here are the little details for writing poetry.

One of the most common topics in every poetry competition is love. Why are so many love poems written? The most intense feeling, the feeling of love, is always waiting to be put on paper. Here are some items. Read on for details under the heading love poems about him.

As you know, there are some forms or rules of poetry. If you wish, you can get them as a guide for yourself.

Ok, here are my tips. They can be applied to all kinds of love poetry. Even though I'm looking through the lens of romantic love, these guidelines will also help you write a love poem for a friend or family member.

First, choose whom to address. It may not be just lovers. This person can be your friend or your sibling. Focus on the details about this person. Put the words together by describing details about it.

Use first person singular language. Make your poem "from me to you" personal. This is how "I" feel around "you." You don't have to use a heavy literary language, write seriously and sincerely

By ending the poem with a question, you can activate the reader. It's "Are you ready to be with me?" It could be a question like.
Love poems by Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is one of the names that has produced many works in the English language. In his poems, the theme of love has been handled quite a lot. Here are some of these poems…

Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Sonnet 129: The expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Sonnet 98: From you have I been absent in the spring
Sonnet 29: When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes
Sonnet 130: My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun
Sonnet 104: To me, fair friend, you never can be old
Sonnet 1: From fairest creatures we desire increase
Sonnet 65: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea
Sonnet 20: A woman’s face, with nature’s own hand painte

Short Love poems for Her

[I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You]

I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.

[How Do I Love Thee?]

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 candlelight.

[Love And Lust]

Love and lust are poles apart.

Lust is chaos, love is art.

Love infinite, lust is finite.

Love is sustained, lust is short.

Love is spiritual, lust is physical.

Love is ideal, lust is sensual.

Love is selfless, lust is selfish

Love immortal, lust is mortal.

[Why I Love You (Love Love Love Love Love Love Love)]

L is for ‘laughter’ we had along the way.
O is for ‘optimism’ you gave me every day.
V is for ‘value’ of being my best friend.
E is for ‘eternity,’ a love that has no end.

[Words of Love]

You give to me hope
And help me to cope
When life pulls me down
You bring me around

You teach me to care
And help me to share
You make me honest
With kindness the best

[Shall I?]

Shall i forget the face of a bright sunshine?
Whose beauty is compared to an angel so divine:
Shall i overlook your smiles?
That is as illuminating as the morning sun,
Shall mine heart ever cease to cling onto you?
Not a dare, for comfort i have found in thee.


I can never get my mind off her,
I wonder if she'd mind if i'd,
make her my own,
and never let her go,
hug her tight,
treat her right,
act all polite,
take her on a date,
make sure i'm never late,
kiss her on her lips,
talk about our kids,
Make her feel like princess,

[The Love Poem]

Love is understanding
Love is compromise
Love is generosity
Love is sacrifice

Love does not discriminate
Love is free of charge
Love is the solution
Love is who we are

“Come, And Be My Baby” by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was one of America’s most acclaimed poets and storytellers, as well as a celebrated educator and civil rights activist. In ‘Come, And Be My Baby’, Angelou beautifully captures how overwhelming modern life can be and the comfort that love can provide during times of hardship — even if only for a moment.

"Bird-Understander" by Craig Arnold

These are your own words
your way of noticing
and saying plainly
of not turning away
from hurt
you have offered them
to me    I am only
giving them back 

if only I could show you
how very useless 
they are not

The raw honesty of Craig Arnold’s poetry makes ‘Bird-Understander’ an easy pick for our list of the most beautiful love poems. In this piece, Arnold recounts a moment with his partner that makes his love grow even stronger. The language is simple yet evocative, putting a strong metaphor in the reader’s mind and facilitating a deeper understanding of Arnold’s feelings.

"Habitation" by Margaret Atwood
at the back where we squat 
outside, eating popcorn
the edge of the receding glacier
where painfully and with wonder
at having survived even
this far
we are learning to make fire

Best known for her alarmingly realistic dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood demonstrates similar strengths in this poem: ‘Habitation’ is strikingly real. For context, Atwood here admits to the challenges of marriage and acknowledges the work needed to overcome them. It is this candor which makes the poem so beautiful.

"Variations on the Word Love" by Margaret Atwood

One of the most fascinating things about love is that it can come in so many different forms — platonic, passionate, or even patronizing. Margaret Atwood unflinchingly lays out some of these in her poem ‘Variations on the Word Love’.

 "The More Loving One" by W.H. Auden 
Were all stars to disappear or die, 
I should learn to look at an empty sky
And feel its total dark sublime, 
Though this might take me a little time.
Whilst poems about heartbreak might not be as uplifting as those about the joys of love, they can be equally as beautiful and meaningful. The celestial extended metaphor of W.H. Auden’s ‘The More Loving One’ demonstrates this — though ultimately he would rather be ‘the more loving one’ himself, Auden perfectly encapsulates the pain of loss when love ends.

"To My Dear and Loving Husband" by Anne Bradstreet 

Thy love is such I can no way repay;
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever, 
That when we live no more, we may live ever.
Anne Bradstreet’s Puritan belief that marriage is a gift from God comes across strongly in ‘To My Dear and Loving Husband.’ Reading it through a modern lens, it’s easy to start the poem feeling a little skeptical; however, Bradstreet’s genuine gratitude and dedication to her husband soon manifests to make it a deeply moving assertion of true love.

"Always For The First Time" by André Breton
There is a silk ladder unrolled across the ivy
There is
That leaning over the precipice 
Of the hopeless fusion of your presence and absence 
I have found the secret 
Of loving you
Always for the first time
‘Always For The First Time’ is André Breton’s ode to a woman he has not met, but is willing to wait every day for. Breton was the French founder of the surrealist movement, which aimed to blur the lines between dreams and reality in art — explaining the rather whimsical nature of this beautiful love poem. 

"Love and Friendship" by Emily Brontë
Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship is like the holly-tree —
The olly is dark when the rose-briar blooms 
But which will bloom more constantly?
Love doesn’t have to be confined to romance — love between friends can be just as strong and beautiful. In ‘Love and Friendship’, Emily Brontë compares romantic love to a rose — stunning but short-lived — and friendship to a holly tree which can endure all seasons.

"To Be In Love" by Gwendolyn Brooks
Next on our list of the most beautiful poems about love is ‘To Be in Love’ by Gwendolyn Brooks. Brooks was a poet, author, and teacher — and perhaps most notably, in 1950, was also the first African-American writer to receive a Pulitzer Prize. In this powerful poem, Brooks conveys the intense emotions which come with falling in love and how it can change your entire outlook on life.

"How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)" 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.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a renowned Victorian poet who influenced the work of many later English-language poets, including Emily Dickinson. ‘How Do I Love Thee?’ is one of Browning’s most recognizable poems, and indeed one of the most famous love poems ever written — its ardent yet clear declaration of love has resonated with readers for over 150 years. 

"A Red, Red Rose" by Robert Burns 
Similar to Browning, Robert Burns’ profound love is evident in his poem ‘A Red, Red Rose’. Burns declares this love to be both passionate and refreshing — with each comparison, we see that even the loveliest language pales next to the depth of Burns’ ‘Luve’. 

"She Walks in Beauty" by Lord Byron 
She walks in beauty, like the night 
Of cloudless climes and starry skies; 
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes; 
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
Though its author was known for a life of adventure and scandal, Lord Byron’s poem ‘She Walks in Beauty’ refers notably less to passionate or sexual love compared to his other works. That said, his astonishment at this woman’s beauty comes across instantly, making this a beautifully romantic poem.

"Love is a fire that burns unseen" by Luís Vaz de Camões
Love is a fire that burns unseen, 
a wound that aches yet isn’t felt, 
an always discontent contentment, 
a pain that rages without hurting,
One of Portugal’s greatest poets, Luís Vaz de Camões is known for his lyrical poetry and dramatic epics. ‘Love is a fire that burns unseen’ is an example of the former, reflecting his numerous turbulent love affairs and how each brought a complex fusion of pleasure and pain.

"Beautiful Signor" by Cyrus Cassells
This is the endless wanderlust:
yours is the April-upon-April love
that kept me spinning even beyond your eventful arms 
toward the unsurpassed:
the one vast claiming heart,
the glimmering,
the beautiful and revealed Signor.

‘Beautiful Signor’ is an entry from Cyrus Cassells’ poetry collection of the same name, which he dedicated to ‘Lovers everywhere’. Culturally set against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic, the collection aims to remind people of the potent beauty of romantic love.

"Rondel of Merciless Beauty" by Geoffrey Chaucer 
Upon my word, I tell you faithfully
Through life and after death you are my queen;
For with my death the whole truth shall be seen.
Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene;
Straight through my heart the wound is quick and keen.
Widely regarded as the ‘Father of English poetry’, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote some of the most renowned works of the English language, including ‘The Canterbury Tales’ and ‘The Book of the Duchess’. The standalone poem ‘Rondel of Merciless Beauty’ (here translated from Middle English) recounts Chaucer’s heartbreak after being left by the love of his life, pledging his everlasting devotion to her even though it pains him.

"Love Comes Quietly" by Robert Creeley 

Robert Creeley’s short but striking love poem aptly summarizes the feeling of never wanting to be apart from the person you love, almost making you forget what life was like before you met them.

"[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]" 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)
As one of America’s most prolific twentieth century poets, E.E. Cummings needs no introduction. Many of his poems centered around love and ‘[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]’ is perhaps the best-known of them all. The rich imagery and intimate infatuation earns it a prominent spot on our list of the most beautiful love poems ever written.

"[love is more thicker than forget]" by E.E. Cummings
love is more thicker than forget 
more thinner than recall
more seldom than a wave is wet 
more frequent than to fail
Another brilliant example of Cummings’ love poetry is [love is more thicker than forget]. This poem explores the complexity of love, expressing that it cannot simply be defined as one thing or another — and indeed, painting love as a paradox of rarity and frequency, modesty and profundity, sanity and madness, and much more.

"Sthandwa sami (my beloved, isiZulu)" by Yrsa Daley-Ward
my thoughts about you are frightening but precise
I can see the house on the hill where we make our own vegetables out back
and drink warm wine out of jam jars
and sing songs in the kitchen until the sun comes up
wena you make me feel like myself again.
Yrsa Daley-Ward’s ‘Sthandwa sami (my beloved, isiZulu)’ is one of the most personal and revealing accounts of love on this list. The poem comes from her collection bone, which tackles some of the deepest aspects of humanity, including religion, desire, womanhood, race, and vulnerability.

"Married Love" by Guan Daosheng
You and I
Have so much love, 
That it 
Burns like a fire, 
In which we bake a lump of clay
Molded into a figure of you
And a figure of me.
Guan Daosheng was a Chinese painter and poet of the early Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). ‘Married Love’ uses the image of clay figurines to represent two lovers being united as one through the sacred act of marriage, just as clay solidifies in a kiln.

"Heart, we will forget him!" by Emily Dickinson 
Heart, we will forget him!
You and I, to-night!
You may forget the warmth he gave, 
I will forget the light.
‘Heart, we will forget him!’ aligns with the forceful nature of so many Emily Dickinson poems. It is a powerful reflection of the fallout after a passionate love affair and how she tried to move on, going so far as to command her heart to do so, even knowing it’s futile.

"Flirtation" by Rita Dove 
Outside the sun 
has rolled up her rugs
and night strewn salt
across the sky. My heart
is humming a tune
I haven’t heard in years!

The sparkling flirtation at the start of a new relationship is surely one of the most exciting parts of love. ‘Flirtation’ by Rita Dove eloquently captures this joy and anticipation, and is one of the most relatable poems about this aspect of love. 

"Heart to Heart" by Rita Dove 
It’s neither red
nor sweet.
It doesn’t melt
or turn over,
break or harden,
so it can’t feel
In ‘Heart to Heart’, Rita Dove rejects the typical clichés that come with falling in love. With her down-to-earth approach to the topic, she assures the intended reader that although she may struggle to show her love, that doesn’t mean it’s not there. 

"Love" by Carol Ann Duffy 
you’re where I stand, hearing the sea, crazy 
for the shore, seeing the moon ache and fret
for the earth. When morning comes, the sun, ardent, 
covers the trees in gold, you walk
towards me,
out of the season, out of the light love reasons.

In 2009, Carol Ann Duffy made history when she was appointed the first female and openly lesbian British poet laureate. ‘Love’ is a perfect example of the monologue-style poems she is known for, fitting in with her usual sensory and emotional style of writing; here, she describes love as beautifully boundless, like the light of the sun or the crashing sound of waves. 

"Before You Came" by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Don’t leave now that you’re here—
Stay. So the world may become like itself again:
so the sky may by the sky,
the road a road,
and the glass of wine not a mirror, just a glass of wine.
Faiz Ahmed Faiz wrote of love, politics, and community throughout his tumultuous life, and has been especially acknowledged for his contributions to traditional Urdu poetry. In ‘Before You Came’, Faiz writes about how his perspective on life changed after falling in love and how he never wants to be without his lover, who helps him see things as they truly are.

"A Love Song for Lucinda" by Langston Hughes 
Is a high mountain 
Stark in a windy sky.
If you 
Would never lose your breath 
Do not climb too high.
Each stanza of Langston Hughes’ ‘A Love Song for Lucinda’ compares love to a specific feeling, all of which are linked to the natural world. This poem emphasizes the exhilaration of falling in love and the all-encompassing enchantment that comes with it.

"Love Sonnet XI" by Pablo Neruda
I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets. 
Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts
me, all day
I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.
There is a strong sense of longing in Pablo Neruda’s ‘Love Sonnet XI’, as our speaker confesses  the thought of his love never leaves his mind, driving him to the point of distraction. Evocative and at times alarming, it's a love poem which perfectly treads the blurred line between romance and obsession. 

"I loved you first: but afterwards your love" by Christina Rossetti
I loved you first: but afterwards your love 
Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song
As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.
Which owes the other most? my love was long, 
And yours one moment seemed to wax more strong
Despite a concern with reciprocity (or a lack thereof) in these opening lines, a feeling of ‘oneness’ in fact runs throughout ‘I loved you first: but afterwards your love’, also by Rossetti. This poem reflects the feeling of complete understanding between two people who love each other deeply, as Rossetti explains how their individual feelings combine to create one love, a whole greater than the sum of its parts.

"Defeated by Love" by Rumi 
The sky was lit
by the splendor of the moon 

So powerful 
I fell to the ground 

Your love 
has made me sure 

I am ready to forsake 
this worldly life 
and surrender 
to the magnificence 
of your Bering
The words of 13th-century Persian poet Rumi have transcended national, ethnic, and religious divides for centuries. The passion and dedication in ‘Defeated by Love’ is apparent in each line, making this enduring testament to the power of love one of the most beautiful love poems on our list. provides you with thousands of the best classical and modern poems about love by famous poets from around the world. This poetry library contains a lot of famous and classical poems such as "How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "Love’s Philosophy" by Percy Bysshe Shelley, “A Red, Red Rose,” by Robert Burns, and also so many other modern poems like "Wind And Window Flower" by Robert Frost and “Touched by An Angel” by Maya Angelou and so many others. Express your amour to whoever you adore, share some poems with them and let the words tell how profound your love is.

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